I love the Lord, for he heard my voice;
he heard my cry for mercy.
Because he turned his ear to me,
I will call on him as long as I live.
The cord of death entagled me,
the anguish of the grave came upon me;
I was overcome by trouble and sorrow.
Then I called on the name of the Lord:
'O Lord, save me!'
The Lord is gracious and righteous;
our God is full of compassion.
The Lord protects the simplehearted;
when I was in GREAT need, He saved me.
Be at rest once more, O my soul,
for the Lord has been good to you.
For you, O Lord, have delivered my soul from death,
my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling,
that I may walk before the Lord in the land of the living.
I believed; therefor I said,
'I am greatly afflicted.'
And in my dismay I said 'All men are liars.'
How can I repay the Lord for all his goodness to me?
I will lift up my cup of salvation and call on the name of the Lord.
I will fulfill my vows to the Lord in the presence of all his people.
Praise the Lord.
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, praise the Lord. He did indeed hear our cry for mercy last year. It is ONLY because of him that we will be celebrating the miracle of these two lives tomorrow. Jesus, how do we ever show you our gratitude for these precious gifts and miracles you have given us? I do not know why you chose to let them live here on earth with us, but they are forever a reminder that you love us. Thank you, Lord, for allowing us to care for YOUR children for as long as you will allow us. Their lives are living proof of a miracle.