Monday, February 13, 2012

This is the Day

"This is the day the Lord has made; 
Let us rejoice and be glad in it!"
Psalm 118:24

Simply put, this website is about redemption.  It is about the fact that the Lord IS making all things new... that He has GOOD plans for your life.  That JOY comes in the morning.  That BEAUTY comes from ashes.  There is certainly pain, but there is HOPE that in time pain produces lasting joy, peace, and assurance in the Lord's great love.

Today, I hope you will find great comfort in the following passage.  What a gift that He provides our "daily bread."  Then you will find a little picture series of joy starring Daniel and our friends' delightful golden retriever, Sydney. 

Isaiah 61
 1 The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners,2 to proclaim the year of the LORD’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, 3and provide for those who grieve in Zion— to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the LORD for the display of his splendor. 4 They will rebuild the ancient ruins and restore the places long devastated; they will renew the ruined cities that have been devastated for generations. 5 Aliens will shepherd your flocks; foreigners will work your fields and vineyards. 6 And you will be called priests of the LORD, you will be named ministers of our God. You will feed on the wealth of nations, and in their riches you will boast. 7 Instead of their shame my people will receive a double portion, and instead of disgrace they will rejoice in their inheritance; and so they will inherit a double portion in their land, and everlasting joy will be theirs. 8 “For I, the LORD, love justice; I hate robbery and iniquity. In my faithfulness I will reward them and make an everlasting covenant with them. 9 Their descendants will be known among the nations and their offspring among the peoples. All who see them will acknowledge that they are a people the LORD has blessed. 10 I delight greatly in the LORD; my soul rejoices in my God. For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels. 11 For as the soil makes the sprout come up and a garden causes seeds to grow, so the Sovereign LORD will make righteousness and praise spring up before all nations.

This is the Lord's day.  Let us rejoice.

Another beautiful arrangement.  
Thank you to my precious college friends!!

Thank you all for celebrating the gift of LIFE 
with us this past week.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Daniel,

    Looks like you & the doggie are getting along really well. Love the pictures buddy! Give John Bear a kiss for me.

    Love ya,
    Uncle George Landes
    Annapolis, MD