As the name of my blog indicates, I spend a lot of time thinking about home. Of course, my Heavenly Home is the one that is eternal, so that’s where I need to lay up my treasures, and that’s the one I’m striving for. But in the meantime, I have been given this tiny piece of the here-and-now—this home on the edge of town, this family, this neighborhood—in which to serve Him. And, though this is in the earthly realm, I want the things that happen here to be investments in the Heavenly realm.

Friday, April 3, 2015

"God Will Provide a Lamb" {...and some musings}


It seems that life is busier lately. 

Maybe it is, maybe it isn't. Maybe I'm just slower. Of course, that would be bothersome, because I have always been slow. (I was three weeks late for my own birth and I haven't caught up yet!) So "slower"would not be good news for my family. 

I also think that having children whose ages span nearly 21 years brings its own kind of busyness. Grandmother delights plus homeschooling plus late (late!) night chats with a young adult...all good. Having guests in our home, investing in family, investing in friendships, creating...also good. I would not trade any of it! It just means that blogging (and vacuuming) must sometimes take a back seat to the more urgent. 

I have been gathering my moments...for isn't the best of life lived "in the moment"? Small slices of time, choosing the best, noticing the small things that are really the big things, making memories, keeping those memories tucked away in your heart? I'll be sharing my March moments sometime soon. It may be that you'll be so over March by the time I get there, for time marches on (pun accidental) and April is now and there are new moments to live and choices to make. But these monthly "gatherings" are a record for me and I love to look back and read the story of His hand in my life. 

I have listened to this song over and over and over again as I have driven my minivan to and fro. That is my style. A song will grab my attention, and then I hyper-focus on it, listening, singing, meditating, soaking it in. This as been "my song" lately. As I linger over it, I feel immense gratitude, I feel awe, I feel deeper faith welling up in my spirit. Faith in my loving Father. Faith that enables me to trust Him with everything. Everything.

If you can, take a few moments to listen to this story of an awesome plan of awesome grace.

May your celebration of His resurrection be a celebration of His grace in your life!

Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!
John 1:29


  1. I've not heard this song before. There is something folk-like (the singer's voice) and opera-like (the way it tells the story) about it. Not usually the type of music I listen to, but the words are quite meditative. Thank you for introducing it to me.

  2. A lovely post , yes the best of life is lived in the moment!

  3. I too have never heard this song, Cheryl. Thank you for sharing it during this holy season. ♥

  4. You are in several worlds and I would think the 21 year span as well would bring challenges of meeting various needs. I think I've heard the song before but not in a long time…so appreciate Michael Card. Have a blessed Easter with your family

  5. I'm feeling a bit slow these days...
    Blessings on you and yours this beautiful Easter weekend.
    He is Risen!

  6. You had me laughing in the second paragraph! Too funny. Yes, well, I hear you about slowing down over time, but you have such a large beautiful family and so many grandchildren and parents to love and the list goes on. Yup, busy.

    I love to hear your ponderings. I am finding that "the cross" is woven throughout scripture. And just this morning I read that the triune God planned the cross before the foundation of the world. Incredible. I enjoyed listening to "your" song.

  7. I've not heard that song before. Really lovely and full of truth.

    Have a wonderful Easter with your family ~ FlowerLady

  8. In pondering the first part of your post, I am reminded of a family member who once asked me why I didn't get a 'real' job 'where you could contribute something!' rather than being a SAHM. They just don't get it, do they. There is so much involved in teaching and spending time with family, and so many blessings along the way.

    In the church in which I grew up, it was taught that Jesus on the Cross was Plan B. What a sad state of affairs if we have a God who is scrambling to 'make lemonade out of lemons.' Instead, we have a sovereign God who knows that no one can take away the sin of the world, no one can pay the price and bear the wrath of God except for his beloved Son. Praise God for a wonderful Savior and the PLAN that spans all of Scripture, since the fall of Adam and Eve.


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