Sunday, August 17, 2008

"From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise!"
Psalm 8:2

What a powerful verse! I actually found this verse while looking up a text about swimming - I'll explain more later, but I just thought that it was so meaningful while raising a two year old. God has ordained praise even from the lips of infants! Maybe all that screaming the first weeks of life is just praising Jesus:)

We have had a great weekend. The start of a new school year is upon us and we are busy with buying school supplies, getting organized, finalizing lesson plans, and hanging out with our college friends again. On Friday night we had a Leadership Team BBQ for the BSM Leadership. We ate hamburgers and got to go swimming.

Stephanie teaching Austin about the "hot" fire!

Austin starts by getting his feet wet!

Austin is a little cautious at first.
Austin's friend, Taylor Peterman (2 weeks younger than Austin)

Soon both kids were fully in the water!

We had such a great evening with the college students and the Peterman family. We are so excited about the new year ahead of us and all that the Lord has in store for our family and the students at UNT. While I was looking up a verse for the word Swim, I came across Psalm 8. I would love to include the entire chapter as it is a precious reminder of praise this busy time of year!

Psalm 8
O Lord, our Lord
How majestic is your name in all the earth!
You have set your glory above the heavens.

From the lips of children and infants
you have ordained praise
because of your enemies,
to silence the foe and the avenger.

When I consider your heavens,
the work of your fingers,
The moon and the stars,
which you have set in place,

What is man that you are mindful of him,
the son of man that you care for him?

You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings
and crowned him with glory and honor

You made him ruler over the works of your hands
you put everything under his feet:

all flocks and herds
and the beasts of the filed,

The birds of the air,
and the fish of the sea,
all that swim the paths of the seas.

O LORD, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!

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