Toward the scorners he is scornful, but to the humble he gives favor.
What an amazing night! If you listen really closely, I am sure you can hear the giggles and screams coming from my house.
There is a slumber party happening here tonight. Little girls with smiles, bright eyes, dances, secrets, songs, and lots of energy have infused the empty spaces of our house. It's such a sweet sound; one that fills my heart to overflowing. As I look at my cherished daughter, I think back to the doctor's telling my husband and I that we would not be able to conceive a child. It was devastating news to us. It had never entered our "not so humble" minds that our plan for a family would not go exactly as we had written it.
But, we never gave up the dream of having a family. After we realized just who the giver of all life is....we began to pray and wait. We waited a long time too. Finally, after six years of marriage our son was born. We were thrilled beyond our wildest dreams!! He was and is everything that we could have ever imagined and then some! He was adopted into our home at three days old and has been a rich blessing to us in so many ways. I have learned so much about how God sees me through my relationship with him.
We assumed our family was complete, until our son was old enough to want a sister. We explained to him the situation and told him that God is the creator of all life. We all began to pray for an addition to the family...and well...seven years later...in His timing....I was pregnant with our daughter! What a miracle. We were awe struck at the gift of yet another child.
I guess that leads me to the verse for tonight. I want to pray specifically for my children. I am asking the Lord to give them humble hearts and lives. Lives that are grounded in the Word of God. Lives that reach out and heal with His love. I am asking Him to protect them from a scornful attitude which will bring trouble onto their paths. I am also thanking Him immensely with tears of joy for this home full of love.