Monday, June 8, 2009

Psalm 126

When the Lord brought back the captives to Zion,
we were like men who dreamed.
Our mouths were filled with laughter,
our tongues with songs of joy.
Then it was said among the nations,
"The Lord has done great things for them."
The Lord has done great things for us,
and we are filled with joy.

Restore our fortunes, O Lord,
like streams in the Negev.
Those who sow in tears
will reap with songs of joy.
He who goes out weeping,
carrying seed to sow,
will return with songs of joy,
carrying sheaves with him.

This is the song my heart is singing now. The Lord has done great things for us - He has set us free from captivity, and He had a plan for what He would have us do before He even formed the earth. We were chosen and sent for a purpose. We are meant to fulfill the work that God set for us to do. And even though there are those periods of weeping, we will come out singing songs of joy!

I have been set free from my chains and I am now a slave to goodness! Even though I sowed with tears, I am now dancing and dreaming and laughing. 

The Lord has done great things for us!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

wedding season

it has officially started! yesterday, my lovely friend and former youth leader, Jessica got married to a great guy named Doug. those two are so cute together, and it was such a nice afternoon. 

I love weddings. have I mentioned that before? well, even if I have, I'll say it again. I love weddings! there's just something about them - maybe it's the combination of making such solemn and important promises and a huge party with all the people who matter most. I can't think of much more fulfilling than that.

and with that, my countdown has started for the wedding of two of my best friends - Heather & Casey - just under 3 weeks now. I'm so excited that I don't really have words for it. but that doesn't mean I can just stand around being excited...oh, no. lots to prepare for, and so much celebrating left to do! 

now, if I could just find my groom, we'd be good to go! ah, well. all in good timing. :)

*photo is of my lovely cousin-in-law, Abby, on her wedding day