Kasey and I enjoyed a "date-night" last night while the boys had a blast at Grandma and Grandpa's. Kasey bought tickets to the Keith Urban concert in Huntsville. We met some friends of ours there and had a blast. The concert was amazing.
Hunter and Chase did not even miss us. I went to pick them up this morning before church and of course they were not ready to leave.
We have had a great morning - went to Bible classes and worship services with our Church family at Holland's Gin. We are studying about "The Exodus" period of Bible history. Today we finished up the lesson about the Tabernacle. As we have been studying about Moses and the Israelites on their journey toward the Promised Land of Canaan, I can't help but wonder why the Israelites had such little faith in God. They witnessed the amazing miraculous power of God when He helped them escape from Egypt. He provided food and water for them in the wilderness. They even heard His own voice at Mount Sinai. How could they have done such a horrible thing when they begged Aaron to build them something to worship while Moses was on the mountain? I know they did not realize when Moses was coming down from that mountain or if he would ever come down. But, how could they turn their backs on God after all of the things He had done for them? Even after this, when Moses begged God to forgive them, He did.
Today, we are not priveleged to hear God's voice, see manna "rain" from heaven or strike a rock and see water gush forth. Thankfully, though, we do have the Bible to tell us of the wonderful and exciting history of our spiritual ancestors. We can still see the amazing power of God just by looking around at the blessings He has given us. When we begin to complain over the things we wish we had or the things we wish we could do, we need to be thankful for what He has already given us. We don't need to complain about the things we don't have. We don't need to be like the Israelites. I struggle with this at times and I have to remind myself to be more thankful for what God has blessed me with. He has blessed me with a very loving family and great friends.
He has also blessed me with the ability to share in the teaching of the little ones at church. I love being in class with those little ones and seeing their eyes light up when they hear the stories of the Bible being taught to them. They seem so eager to learn. I only wish I were more like them. I study, but I know I don't seek knowledge as eagerly as they do. I want to be more like them. They think I am the one doing the teaching, but in reality I am learning a lot from them.
Feeling very blessed and thankful today and hope you feel the same!
Love you all,
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