Saturday, March 23, 2013

How He Loves

He loves us, oh how He loves us,
Oh how He loves us, Oh how He loves
From the song “How He Loves” by David Crowder

Eric turned 20 on the 20th of March. This was taken while
he shared a birthday Thai lunch with his college friends.
Tonight, while I listened to the song above, I couldn’t help but reflect on God’s love for us. Oh, how He loves! Papa God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit are all so amazingly loving! It touches me. Sometimes I realize how much He blesses and just loves on us and it is simply baffling. There is no explaining Him. He doesn’t make sense. He just loves, and loves, and loves some more. We have no other reaction but to fall in love with Him, too. In fact, the more we see Him love us, the more we cannot help but love Him even more. At times, I end up getting so touched that I cry as I understand what He had allowed to happen. Other times, I’d hear a song about His faithfulness for example, and I would have a hard time stopping my tears from falling. It gets embarrassing sometimes because I’d leave a chapel meeting, for example, and everyone else’s eyes would be dry whereas mine would be all wet and I’d still be tearing up! I guess it’s a small price to pay for “seeing” and “understanding” His goodness and love. Thank you, Lord! I cannot help but picture myself running into your arms.

Oh, I’m running to your arms,
I’m running to your arms.
The riches of your love will always be enough.
Nothing compares to your embrace
Light of the world forever reign.
From the song, “Forever Reign” by Hillsong

Ethan's basketball recreation
league team, the Miami Heats
won their tournament on
March 14, 2013.
He turned 12 on February 27.
Evan will finish his six weeks of probation at the end of next week. He's been enjoying working as a full-time writer for a Divorce and Family magazine. =)

On January 19, Eli turned 17. A few weeks ago, he volunteered to also be the Timothy Project Bible Study leader for the next school year. He would be leading a group of students younger than him. He started doing that this year with his best friend who is a senior. Next year, he’ll be the senior! He has matured spiritually and continues to try to live with integrity.

Eng turned 53 on January 22. Tomorrow, the restaurant he will manage while our friends are away will be dedicated and prayed for. It will have its grand opening next week. As indicated in a post two weeks ago, Eng had always dreamed to own a restaurant. This is a partial dream come true for him! Today, he was excitedly saying that all he could think about was preparing all kinds of food in his head. =) He will be learning how to manage our friend’s two restaurants and then will take over completely in June, in their absence.

We celebrated our 26th wedding and 29th going out anniversaries on February 28. We still argue as most couples do but there has been a breakthrough and we are relating and communicating much better than ever. This is such an answer to prayer. Thank you, Papa God for everything you do! We love you!!!

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