I know these pictures are from this past Valentines Day, but I’ve been concentrating so strongly this Christmas time about how much we love each other, and how grateful we are to God for our family. We are so blessed with a husband and Daddy who loves us so well and faithfully works so diligently to provide for us. We worship and adore the Lord for time HE gives to us to be together, for allowing Mr. Wonderful and I to be a mother and father, for ten healthy bodies, a lovely home, precious extended family, a wonderful church, His Holy Word and for the desire and the hope HE has given us to love and accept more blessings into our family.
We have so many, many reasons to celebrate, appreciate, and praise. These pictures just speak to that so nicely. Doesn’t God want us to celebrate the gift of one another and in that celebration HE is glorified? HE is praised. HE is WORSHIPPED. HE is celebrated, too! Everyday life is sacred. Everything we do, an opportunity to worship God.
“To a man who lives unto God nothing is secular, everything is sacred.
He puts on his workday garment and it is a vestment to him.
He sits down to his meal and it is a sacrament.
He goes forth to his labor, and therein exercises the office of the priesthood. His breath is incense and his life a sacrifice.
He sleeps on the bosom of God, and lives and moves in the divine presence.
To draw a hard and fast line and say, “This is sacred and this is secular,” is, to my mind, diametrically opposed to the teaching of Christ and the spirit of the gospel…
Peter saw a sheet let down from heaven in which were all manner of beasts and four-footed creatures, which he was bidden to kill and eat, and when he refused because they were unclean, he was rebuked by a voice from heaven, saying, “What God hath cleansed that call not thou common” [Acts 10:15; 11:9].
The Lord hath cleansed your houses, he has cleansed your bed chambers, your tables… He has made the common pots and pans of your kitchens to be as the bowls before the altar –
if you know what you are and live according to your high calling.
You housemaids, you cooks, you nurses, you ploughmen, you housewives, you traders, you sailors, your labor is holy if you serve the Lord Christ in it, by living unto Him as you ought to live.
The sacred has absorbed the secular.”