The Israelites had lived in Egypt 430 years. At the end of the 430 years, to the very day, GOD ’s entire army left Egypt. GOD kept watch all night, watching over the Israelites as he brought them out of Egypt. Because GOD kept watch, all Israel for all generations will honor GOD by keeping watch this night—a watchnight.
Exodus 12:40-42 MSG
Happy Saturday! This week has been crazy busy. Many good things happened. I made a new friend, reunited with two business colleagues, changed my hair color and had some good things happen at work. A few troubling things happened. I heard about a customer with stage 4 cancer, a special friend’s adult child has been going through troubling times and another friend was stopped for speeding on the way to work resulting in a costly ticket. I was so tired this week that I dreamed that I was tired two times. I’ve been studying the book of Jeremiah and one night I dreamed of a modern day situation related to what I had been reading. Funny! This morning I was supposed to drive to Pensacola (about 2 1/2 hours west) for a class on emergency preparedness for church. I didn’t make it. Sometimes we just need to rest. So, today I’m resting and studying at home with my husband by my side. Today is also our son’s birthday. We are very proud of him. He’s a great husband and father. Happy birthday Tim!
Isn’t it great to know that through all the happy, silly, frightening, insecure, exhausted and helpless moments, God is there keeping watch over us. Aaron Shust compares God’s watchfulness to himself as a new father watching the baby monitor. Baby monitors have come a long way, but I could totally relate to his story. When we brought our oldest child home, I listened to every breath he took cautiously, always ready to rescue him. He’s almost 29 now. While we aren’t as involved, I’m still in the background wanting to help him when trouble arises.
Today, take time to praise our Heavenly Father. Nothing compares to his love! God bless you.