Me, Aster, Renee
Joshua, Gabrielle, Me, Cheri
Imagine my jaw dropping!! I did not know she had written a song for her song when he turned ten. And she was going to sing it on Saturday….Joshua’s tenth birthday!!!! Now, really…only God could orchestrate that decade-sized blessing for this mamma’s heart!!! Only God.
On Saturday, July 31st, as Joshua turned ten, I sat just a few feet away from Cheri Keaggy as she sang her song “You’ll Always Be My Son”. Here I am again…now my son is ten…..I am still praying for you, my boy. God’s love was shining in my heart so intimately in those moments. He knows the cries of my heart for our children. Those all around me may have been completely unaware of God’s sweet embrace on this mamma as Cheri sang so beautifully. Yet for me, it was a miraculous moment. A sweet blessing orchestrated by God because God was honored, my husband’s leading was honored and obedience ushered the way. To love is to obey. “This is love for God: to obey His commands.” 1 John 5:3 And when we obey, He lavishes His love on us in beautiful, serendipitous ways. “See, I am setting before you today a blessing…blessing if you obey the commands of the LORD your God that I am giving you today.” Deut. 11:26-27
Only God could orchestrate me being at the conference on that weekend, when Cheri Keaggy was leading worship, with my family with me at the conference for the first time, as Joshua turned ten, and as Cheri Keaggy sang her song about her son turning ten…on Joshua’s tenth birthday. “Little Boy On His Knees” serenaded Joshua at his baby dedication. “You’ll Always Be My Son” ushered Joshua into a new decade of life. From dedicating Joshua to the Lord when he was a baby to now fervently and unceasingly praying for him as a young boy turned ten, Cheri’s sweet voice and poignant lyrics have bridged this mommy’s heart to the next season of life for Joshua. “O Lord, let Your ear be attentive to the prayer of this Your servant and to the prayer of Your servants who delight in revering Your name.” Nehemiah 1:11
Thank you, God, for blessings that can only come from Your gracious hand. Thank you for meeting us in such personal ways. Thank you for the blessings of obedience. Only You deserve the glory. We are humbled.