Monday, May 08, 2006

Blessed to be a Blessing

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Last night, Edward played his cello in an orchestra concert at South Christian. They played several pieces including American Reel, The Cuckoo & the Nightingale by Handel, Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence, and the Navy Hymn (Eternal Father Strong to Save). Before he left for the concert, I wanted to take his picture in his tuxedo, so I said, "Edward, tulips & tuxedos... that doesn't happen very often." He very graciously posed for me in our front yard:

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In church that morning, the pastor had talked about Galatians 3 and how Abraham received the blessing from God and all nations would be blessed through him and that by faith, we also receive the promise of the Spirit. At the end, when we stood in a circle, different people had been asked to read a blessing and from our family, Edward read the blessing from Hebrews 13:20-21,

"May the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen"

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Edward & Maria washing the van together on Saturday.

2 comments:

bridgie anna said...

HOW CUTE! its a real honor to get to wash a car with Edward.

Maeghan said...

Julia,
I must say this again - you are really a happening person and family :) wonderful!

Let Edward know that I have played the cello too but a very long time ago and playing in the orchestra was one of the highlights of my life. Keep it up! And don't give it up like I did!! :)

And what a great blessing that was - blood of Christ and resurrection, Shepherd and the sheep, equipping to so his will and pleasing our Lord in all we do - so many things all packed up in just 2 verses.