"On my bed I remember you; I think of you through the watches of the night. Because you are my help, I sing in the shadow of your wings." Psalm 63:6-7
My 7 year old son wasn't feeling well and had a hard time going to sleep this evening so I told him he could lay down next to me. As he peacefully fell asleep, my mind wandered back to the first days of his life. As I recalled the many events that happened in the past 7 years, my heart was overwhelmed with the Lord's faithfulness. My soul remembered how God intervened, guided and carried me. He was present in good times and bad, easy times and difficult times. Just to name a few, he was faithful in the births of our 3 children as well as 2 miscarriages. He generously, at times, gave us finances in abundance yet provided when the budget was tight. He was always present when our family was together and remained present in times of separation. He joyfully sang over us during extended family births and then sang comfort in our souls during funerals and visitations. Our God is faithful!
As I write the post, it is 2:00 a.m. and my sweet 7 year old is at the ER with my husband. I'm waiting...and waiting for news. Being so far from grandparents, aunts and uncles, it's been difficult to not be there with him. A mama should always be with her child, especially at the hospital! However, I still remember. I remember how God has been incredibly faithful and know without a doubt, that He will remain faithful. I find comfort that this shadow in the night is spent under His wings and my soul sings!
Thank you, God, for your faithfulness!