For the first time in weeks I took (as in forcefully snatched it out of the day) the time this morning to go for a run. I took our two energetic pointers with me. Since it’s been awhile since our last run, It took a bit for us to get into synch. As we were plodding along (read: sucking wind) early in the run, i was struck with the following thought.
Through the precious blood of Jesus, my husband and I are God’s adopted children. In turn, God birthed the desire to adopt a child and facilitated Jackson’s adoption. Then the three of us adopted these two knuckleheads (thought with all the love in my heart) running along with me. Truth be told, all five of us are as broken as the day is long. Seriously. Our family is a whole bucket full of whacky dysfunction, but God’s amazing grace covers each and every one of us. And that makes it not only okay, but it makes life doable. Even on the worst days when I want nothing more than to pull the covers up over my head and pretend I have nowhere to be, HE has got this. HE carries me. Everything is gonna be alright. And for that I’ll praise Him and worship Him all the days he grants me on this earth. Thank you, LORD! Thank you.