Last night, my daughter and I had our bibles open and were discussing a host of topics. What I love about Libby is when we are having these discussions she will ask “does it say that in the bible?” or “where can we find that?”. So we were jumping around to different verses from spying out the promised land to what it will be like being in heaven with God for eternity.
At some point she asked me “what’s a psalm” and my simple answer was a bible song. She wanted to take a look so we landed in Psalm 19. I began reading and got to verse 7 and the words became familiar to Libby and by verse 8 we were singing. It was so awesome to see her smile, the recognition of the words, the clear joy on her face and that I got to share in it. Libby makes me a better man in so many ways and I am always at my best when I am present and participating in her life. She leads to me to Jesus and invites Him into our relationship…and she’s only 10…thank God for her and for all of our children. In my children, I find great understanding of my Abba Father’s desire for me and having me as a child. I thank Him for that too.
Draw your children near. Be present. Participate in their lives. Sing a song…why not this one?
1 The heavens declare the glory of God;
And the firmament shows His handiwork.
2 Day unto day utters speech,
And night unto night reveals knowledge.
3 There is no speech nor language
Where their voice is not heard.
4 Their line has gone out through all the earth,
And their words to the end of the world.
In them He has set a tabernacle for the sun,
5 Which is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber,
And rejoices like a strong man to run its race.
6 Its rising is from one end of heaven,
And its circuit to the other end;
And there is nothing hidden from its heat.
7 The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul;
The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple;
8 The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart;
The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes;
9 The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever;
The judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.
10 More to be desired are they than gold,
Yea, than much fine gold;
Sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.
11 Moreover by them Your servant is warned,
And in keeping them there is great reward.
12 Who can understand his errors?
Cleanse me from secret faults.
13 Keep back Your servant also from presumptuous sins;
Let them not have dominion over me.
Then I shall be blameless,
And I shall be innocent of great transgression.
14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
Be acceptable in Your sight,
O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer.