Charlie: we think he’s about 13 years old now.
A few weeks ago the Lord put the song, “A Bushel and A Peck” in my head. It’s very strange, I don’t even know how I know this song or why in the world I suddenly thought of it. It was like the Lord wanted me to sing it to Angel. So I picked up my guitar and started singing it.
It’s a catchy little tune. In fact, the song is so persistent, I find it running through my head all the time. I bet the same thing will happen to you when you listen to it. I dare you.
Here’s me singing it to Angel. You can notice her hugging her little pony. (Thanks, Missy, for the videos, which I borrowed from your blog!)
And here’s Angel singing it on her own (with Mommy’s help!)
Why is this information important? Good question.
The word “bushel” itself dates back to the 1300’s and originally means a large indefinite quantity. The noun “peck” means a large number or amount or extent.
I think God wants us to know how much He loves us. In fact I don’t just think, I know. Because He says it here, in Jeremiah 9:23-24: “This is what the LORD says: ‘Don’t let the wise boast in their wisdom, or the powerful boast in their power, or the rich boast in their riches. But those who wish to boast should boast in this alone: that they truly know me and understand that I am the LORD who demonstrates unfailing love and who brings justice and righteousness to the earth, and that I delight in these things. I, the LORD, have spoken!'”
Our God loves us a bushel and a peck!
“And I pray that you…..may grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge.” Ephesians 3:14-21
This year for Christmas Al and I got Angel and Caleb a rocking horse. I spent quite a bit of time on the Internet researching different rocking horses. I wanted one that was perfect – safe and fun and loveable. We found it and for the 2 weeks before Christmas, we could hardly wait in anticipation. We were so excited to give Angel and Caleb their new horsey!
Well, the day finally came, and we were not disappointed. Caleb is a little young yet to appreciate it, but Angel was delighted! You should have seen the look on her face! Al and I were so happy to see the joy on her face. And to this day, she rides and loves her horsey.
I wonder….. how do WE respond to the gifts our Heavenly Father gives US? Do we LOVE His gifts? Today I want to think of all the wonderful gifts He gives me and be excited about them. At the top of the list is the gift of His own son. Jesus. I love it, Abba! LOVE IT< LOVE IT< LOVE IT! I love this gift of salvation! I love Your Holy Spirit living in me! I love You! Thank you!
Do you need to ‘lighten up’ today? I know I did yesterday, and then last night after reading Missy’s blog I was in stitches. Head on over to her blog to lighten up today! http://graspthelove.wordpress.com/2010/01/04/weekend-wrap-up-11/