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So Big, So Strong, So Mighty

28 Aug

This last week has been awesome (for the most part). Summer camp at work ended two Fridays ago, which meant we had no kids at work this week – woohoo!

But the most exciting part is that Matthew and I had the same days off. To most people this isn’t a big deal (at least not big enough to blog about). But to us it’s HUGE. Matthew and I normally work very different schedules leaving us with different days off…and it’s frustrating. So when we got the same days off this week, we weren’t even sure what to do with our time together!

We ended up going to some parks and enjoying the beautiful weather one of the days, which included a delightful, impromptu picnic (and me getting us slightly lost – oops). The second day was spent entirely with Matthew’s brother and his family, who we haven’t seen in a while, up in Renton, WA. We also got to enjoy Sonic for the first time in a year because we finally got one close to us!

It was so nice being able to have 2 consecutive, FULL days to spend with Matthew. What a rare treasure that is for us.

But I hear that all good things must come to an end – and come to an end it did. We both had to go back to work the next day. I love getting all that time with Chewie (Matthew’s nickname), but the more time we’re together, the harder it is to head back to work when it’s over.

Too bad that it’s just a part of growing up – something I’m becoming less and less fond of as of late. 😉 When people used to tell me that being an adult is hard, I never – never – would have imagined it being as hard as it actually is. I think the biggest thing that gets me through is knowing that I don’t rely on my own strength – thank goodness.

After Moses and the Israelites crossed the Red Sea and God destroyed their enemies, they sang this song (Ex.15:1-3):

1 Then Moses and the Israelites sang this song to the LORD : “I will sing to the LORD, for he is highly exalted. The horse and its rider he has hurled into the sea.

2 The LORD is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him.

3 The LORD is a warrior; the LORD is his name.

Verse 2 is really what I’m feeling right now. Just like Moses and the Israelites wouldn’t have been able to conquer their enemies without the Lord’s strength, I wouldn’t be able to get through grown-up life (or anything, for that matter) on my own strength. I am so glad that my God is bigger than I am (or ever will be). And I’m so glad that I can rely on him through all of the tough grown-up stuff. What a joy it is to be his child!

“My God is so big, so strong, and so mighty. There’s nothing my God cannot do…for YOU!”