doubly good

Living at our new home has filled me in places I didn’t know were empty.  Each morning I wake facing the east window in our room, opening my eyes just as God opens the day.  Each sunrise is different than the day before, little differences maybe, but each one is new- just like the day it celebrates.

The birds sing, chatter, and chirp as they greet the dawn and warn of the neighbor’s cats on the prowl for breakfast.  I have yet to use an alarm clock since we moved in, there hasn’t been a need.  Nature has been the best alarm clock for me.

Other little places that were empty and are now filling include how my soul sings again inside with the sound of the screen door slamming shut and stairs being clambered up and down as boys, now young men, seek a tool, a ball, or a game to play.

The blessing of sitting together again at a table, a real table, not a card table, as a family to share a meal.

Seeing my sons work together to accomplish tasks, each filling his own role, yet in unison.  The blessing of fresh berry pie for dessert, made by my eldest after being assisted by his brother in the picking, cleaning, and preparing of the berries.

Yes, our house is still in progress, wallpaper is still being peeled off the walls, carpeting still is being taken up, walls prepared for painting.  Yet, in the chaos, we are finding the one thing we have been craving– the one thing we have been seeking– a place to call home.

After a year of wandering in the wilderness, and in some ways even longer than one year, we have found the place where we will sink our roots deep, fill our hearts and souls with laughter, love, and tears and finally exhale.

Our empty hands and cracked spots in our spirits and souls are being filled and restored.  We are finding new friends, new experiences, and new blessings at every turn.

The Lord has truly been good to us.

I found this song as I thought of God’s goodness and the lyrics describe so well the experiences we have had and continue to have in our new land.  May they bless you as well.

“If you see the moon rising gently on your fields
If the wind blows softly on your face
If the sunset lingers while cathedral bells peal
And the moon has risen to her place

You can thank the Father for the things that He has done
And thank Him for the things He’s yet to do
And if you find a love that’s tender, if you find someone who’s true
Thank the Lord, He’s been doubly good to you

And if you look in the mirror at the end of a hard day
And you know in your heart you have not lied
And if you gave love freely, if you earned an honest wage
And if you’ve got Jesus by your side

You can thank the Father for the things that He has done
And thank Him for the things He’s yet to do
And if you find a love that’s tender, if you find someone who’s true
Thank the Lord, He’s been doubly good to you

You can thank the Father for the things that He has done
And thank Him for the things He’s yet to do
And if you find a love that’s tender, if you find someone who’s true
Thank the Lord, He’s been doubly good to you
Thank the Lord, He’s been doubly good to you”

~~Rich Mullins, lyrics, Doubly Good to You

 

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About gretchenr17

Wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend. Writer, farmer, fellow sojourner... at every turn I learn a bit more about God's wild mercies.
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