And sure enough.......it was! They didn't speak.....they had to hustle out of there to be in NY, I think they said.....but Jonathan did introduce them.......after introducing the new sermon theme of 'The Family' that we will be on for the next several weeks. He read Psalms 127: 3-5 as a way of introducing them. 'Lo, children are a heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are the children of the youth. Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them!!' He said he didn't know anyone with his quiver as full as Jim Bob! LOL! They are such a sweet couple & I was thrilled that they took time out of their busy schedule to be there with us.....even just for a little while this morning. The sermon after that was so good! How important it is for us to stop all the going & doing & running busy from one thing to the next all the while forgetting what is most important.......our family. Psalms 127:1 says, 'Except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it.' And here are the four main points:
1. I will make God the center of my home.
2. I will not buy into the lies of this world.
3. I will depend on God (& God ALONE) to give me joy!
4. I will value my family more than I value wealth!!
Wow! That last one kinda hits home for alot families these days. Makes me ever so thankful for Clay & the role he fills as provider for our family. And that he's allowed me to stay at home all these years & fulfill MY role as wife/mom/educator/caretaker of our home/family. I know I've said it before.....but I truly am BLESSED!