Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Be still and know that I am God!

I don't know about all of you, but I am so relieved that this election is over! And, no matter who you voted for or what you voted on, I believe there is reason to smile today. Obviously, if your guy won, you're happy. But, even if your guy did not win, there are plenty of reasons to rejoice!

This morning we woke up and told our boys who had won. They had some profound words (and actions) to share with us, about what they thought about the results. Jacob said, "Well, Our nation has made history in electing a black president." It's kind of cool to know that we were around to see that history being made, don't you think?! Nolan just shrugged his shoulders and smiled, which is his way of letting us know that he knows that this is not the most important thing in the world. Caleb said, "Well, The King of Kings is really our president anyway!" Yep! I was reminded of the importance of putting things into perspective (Again!) by my 5 year old! As for Gavin, he woke up fussy and spitting up a lot to show us what he thought about it all!

Anyway, I am feeling lighter today since it's all over and also because I know that God has a plan for our country and that He is the one sitting on the throne! So, however it turned out for you, rest in this very important fact!

"Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth! The Lord of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our refuge." Psalm 46:10-11

Also, a quick note to let you know that Gavin is doing much better! He is still coughing and breathing a little faster than his norm, but his oxygen sats are much better and I think he's well on his way to recovery! This may be a another big reason why I am feeling lighter today! It's crazy how consumed and anxious I get when Gavin gets this sick! Thanks for your prayers! We feel so blessed knowing that many are praying for our little man! Check out our new photoshow at the top of the blog and see some cute pictures of the little man and his brothers taken this Fall!


"Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God." Romans 13:1

"This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 118:24

7 comments:

Tamara said...

Ok I just want you to know I used your words to share with Jacob of who won last night! I started to tear up when i was sharing... I am so sad, but rest that He IS IN CONTROL... This man is pawn and will only do what GOD allows him too... There is comfort in this... Love ya girl! Thanks for your comment :0)

Jessica mommy to Alex/ RTS said...

Im so glad Gavin is feeling better, Alex is on his way to recovery too!

shan said...

So glad Gavin is doing better! Praise God! The smiles below in your voting post are priceless!

Cammie Heflin said...

I'm so glad that Gavin is feeling better!

Gail said...

Glad Gavin is feeling better! The pictures of the boys are great!

Inspired said...

Rena stood in line for an hour to vote with me on Tuesday (she didn't have school). I'm proud of her interest (which are mostly my opinions - for now anyway) in the political process. We even watched the news most of the night for updates. She was torn between an African American President and a female Vice President. She was Ok with results.

love,
Julie

shan said...

I gave you an "award" ;) You can pick it up on my blog!