Monday, June 17, 2024

How Could We Ask for Anything More?

 


For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us. ~Psalm 103:11-12


Daughter, Sarah, her husband, John, their three girls, plus dog, Finn, and their two kitty rescues, Riley and Rocky, move successfully to their new home in North Carolina around the first of June.  The photo above is one Sarah takes from their new bedroom window as the sun begins to peek over the horizon to greet a new day.  Oh, what a great joy to awake to such a splendid view!

God is blessing all of them so richly in every way.  The reason for the move is John's promotion in the company he has been working with for many years.  Sarah is able to secure a job, too, with the grocery store chain that employed her previously, and starts work almost before she can catch her breath.  The girls are excited to live in a neighborhood where they can enjoy a big backyard, something they've never had before, and sidewalks throughout the development.  As the summer progresses, Danny and I are confident that they will all make friends in their new place, and be set for school when it resumes in August.

While this state park they explore recently is not adjacent to their neighborhood, it is only a three-mile drive away.  Sarah and John take the girls there one evening to explore the grounds.  Here are some gorgeous photos Sarah takes while they are there.





Just indulge yourself in this dramatic sunset!


From the beauty of the sunrise to its setting, I'm reminded that God has created all the earth and the heavens to His honor and glory.  We see His majesty and splendor, and we cannot help but be awed by His mighty works and be humbled by His wonders all around us.

Best of all, for us who revere His precious Son, Jesus, our heavenly Father promises to remove all our sins, as far as the east is from the west.

How could we ask for anything more?

Amen!

52 comments:

  1. I know I am (but should not be) amazed at the wonder of God's creative genius. Beautiful pictures to "show off" the One who made all things.

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    1. No matter what the season, God's wonders never cease to amaze me, too, Bill. May we always give thanks for all His mighty works!
      Love and blessings!

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  2. Congratulations to your daughter and family for the new move. There is so much every day to praise and thank God for.

    God bless you and your whole family always.

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    1. You are so right, Victor - we can praise God in all things and give Him thanks.
      Love and blessings!

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  3. Watching our own grandchildren grow has been a joy. The oldest starts high school this fall. And every child needs a good backyard!

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    1. Our oldest grand starts high school, too, Glynn! I can't believe how fast they grow up. And yes, all children need a big backyard to explore the world around them and actually play outdoors.
      Love and blessings!

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  4. Wow what a view! Congrats to your daughter and family on a good move. God is so good, generous, loving, and kind. I'm so thankful He doesn't remember my transgressions because of my faith in the saving power of the blood of Jesus Christ. Praises and joy all around. "When we all get to Heaven, what a day of rejoicing that will be! .." AMEN! Have a great day. 💙

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    1. Amen is right, Sparky! There are many thanks to our generous and loving God all around.
      Love and blessings!

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  5. This is a beautiful message. We have much to be grateful for!

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    1. We certainly do, Mrs. White. May we be grateful to God for everything always.
      Love and blessings!

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  6. Dearest Sarah Jane,
    It looks like their move is to a wonderful natural habitat and so very close to a State Park. Guess even their pets will adjust easily.
    You did not mention if they now live closer to your home—or more distant.
    Hugs,
    Mariette + Kitties

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    1. It is somewhat closer to us, Mariette. However, we won't be doing any traveling in the near future. We do hope they can come see us at some point in time. Yes, the habitat surrounding this housing development is excellent!
      Love and blessings!

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    2. Oops—Martha Jane of course! Read your daughter Sarah's name and it stuck...

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  7. Bom dia, Martha
    Que lugar lindo, parabéns pelas bênçãos recebidas: a nova casa, a promoção de John e o novo emprego de Sarah, o Senhor cuida de nós em cada detalhe. Contemplar o pôr do sol é gratificante, quanta beleza Deus nos proporciona a cada dia, um forte abraço.

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    1. Yes, Lucinalva, God has given us a gorgeous world in which to live, and we should all take time to be amazed at His creation. Thanks for your congratulations upon His blessings on our family.
      Love and blessings!

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  8. What happy news, Martha! These images your Sarah captured fill my heart. God is so good, all the time.
    Wishing you and Danny a blessed day!

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    1. Thanks so much, Mevely, for your kind and encouraging words here today. God IS so good all the time.
      Love and blessings!

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  9. What a wonderful view to start your day with. Praying for a quick settling & much joy in their new home!
    Blessings- Lulu

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    1. Thanks so much, Lulu! I think this move is definitely a God-inspired one.
      Love and blessings!

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  10. Wishing your daughter and her family much happiness in their new home and location. God's love and blessings will guide them as they go forward. Have a wonderful day, Martha.

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    1. Thanks so much for the well-wishes, Bill.
      Love and blessings!

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  11. Beautiful sunrise and sunset pictures! I'm glad your family has been blessed with such a good place to live and work, and school.

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    1. Wonderful photos, indeed, Barbara, and I'm so glad Sarah shared them with me so I could share them with all of you. Certainly, God has answered our prayers for all of them with this beautiful place.
      Love and blessings!

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  12. Martha Jane: It sounds as if your granddaughters will like living in their new home. God did shine on them. Peace and blessings to you and yours.

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    1. And I pray He will continue to shine His light into their lives and make Himself known in all things, Cecelia.
      Love and blessings!

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  13. Absolutely, Nancy! Let us always praise our Giver of Life and the Giver of all good things. May we radiate the light and hope of Jesus into this world each and every day. Thank you, too, for including this timely scripture from Psalm 145.
    Love and blessings!

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  14. Congrats to your daughter and family for their smooth move to the new house! The sunrise and sunsets in the pictures sent by your Sarah are stunning!

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    1. Thanks so much, Duta, for your kind words here today.
      Love and blessings!

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  15. I'm so happy to read that the kids have settled in and jobs are secure. The littles will make friends quickly, I'm sure! I hope you and Danny get the chance to visit before the summer is over! God is good!

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    1. God is always good, Terri, and we are so grateful to Him for every blessing He has given to our family.
      Love and blessings!

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  16. Late getting here again, Martha, out all day yesterday catching up after our trip to Ohio for Father's Day. But I was so glad to get to enjoy the heartwarming visit to North Carolina and to rejoice with you and your beautiful family over the good news of settling into their new home. As always, the visual reinforcement is icing on the cake and adds another dimension to the contemplation of how God weaves His glory into the living world around us. The other thing that your inspirational post brings to mind is the many times both the Lord and His servants greeted others with the words, "Peace be with you." The pictures you shared showed a glimpse of the world with no hatred, no violence, no suffering, no grief, and no heartbreaking disappointments, and that's the kind of world He died to secure for us. All those awful things are real and not very distant from us, but they're temporary. God will ultimately restore everything that was lost in Eden, and the glorious sunrise awaiting us will dawn with eternal peace. Thank you, my gifted sister, for the delightful good news of God's blessing and for the reminder ot the peace we can enjoy right now.

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    1. I cannot begin to thank you enough for your kind and encouraging words here today, Ron. I'm so glad, too, that you were able to be with family for Father's Day. We so wish that we could visit with many of our family in person more often, but our FaceTime moments help so much. And when we intentionally take the time to slow down and simply sit with the Lord, we see so much of His splendor and majesty in all He has given to us so graciously. One day, He will restore all the earth to His glory.
      Love and blessings!

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  17. Such lovely photos, moving is a big and stressful task so it is good to read they have made the move and are settling in nicely.

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    1. Moving is such a big undertaking, Jo-Anne, I totally agree. It is a relief to know they're settling into their new place so nicely, too, as that is a comforting outcome.
      Love and blessings!

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  18. Martha, what beautiful photos and so many blessings on the move. Glad they are settled in with jobs, neighborhood, and the big back yard. :-) God bless, Karen Friday

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    1. Thanks so much for your thoughtful words here, Karen. God is so good all the time, isn't He?
      Love and blessings!

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  19. Great post today. Love the pics and hearing the family moved without incident. Every day is a blessing.

    Hugs and Blessings

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    1. Every day is a blessing, Jim, that's for sure! I like to remember that we can always find joy in the journey.
      Love and blessings!

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  20. I'm glad your family found such a lovely place to call home. Beautiful photos! May they create many wonderful memories there.

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    1. I am delighted, too, Lisa. Sarah truly did get some great photos of the sunrise and the sunset; because of surrounding trees and being in a small valley in a hilly neighborhood, we can't see either clearly. So happy that they can!
      Love and blessings!

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  21. These are incredible beauty of nature.

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    1. Our loving Father has certainly given us a beautiful creation to live in, hasn't He?
      Love and blessings!

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  22. What a beautiful world God has created!

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    1. Amen, Jean! This is our Father's world, indeed.
      Love and blessings!

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  23. Hi Martha Jane, what a lovely post you have put up with the lovely pics too. Your daughter and her family have been given all they need in their gift from our Father God. He holds our future. God bless.

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    1. Thank you for your kind words here, Brenda. Yes, God's gifts are generous, and He is sure to answer our prayers in His time.
      Love and blessings!

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  24. What a beautiful post, Martha!
    I'm so happy to hear that Sarah and her family are settling in well.
    The sunrise and sunset photos are stunning and remind us of God's boundless grace.
    Wishing them continued joy and blessings in their new home!

    Love and blessings!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words regarding Sarah, John and their girls, Veronica. And yes, God's grace IS boundless!
      Love and blessings!

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  25. There's nothing quite like seeing our family happy, healthy, and thriving. God is so kind!

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    1. You are so right about that, Linda.
      Love and blessings!

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  26. What sweet blessings all around. Enjoy the upcoming visit. :-) I just know it'll happen as soon as everyone can arrange it.

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