I was feeling down on Paul’s birthday, not unexpectedly.
And Dianne gently and kindly suggested with think on this blessing, adapted from Ephesians 3:14-19:And now, may our great and eternal Father bless you. May he strengthen your inner being with power from the Holy Spirit. May Christ dwell in your heart through faith. May you be rooted and grounded in love so that you will comprehend with all the saints the breadth and length and height and depth of the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge. May you be filled up to all the fullness of God according to the riches of His glory. And may you exalt His glorious name forever and ever. Amen! Taken from Ephesians 3:14-19
It was on a bookmark given to the 1st Grade Sunday School workers at Bethlehem.
And it was tremendously helpful to think on!
I continue to be deeply blessed by my wife, the faithful mother of our children:
She opens her mouth with wisdom,
and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. Proverbs 31:26
P.S. Paul provided his own present on Monday – a little song and a smile. This was how he used to be most of the time; today we enjoy these flashes of his old self with much greater appreciation and gratitude to God!
In case you were wondering, the bandage is mostly to protect his hand since he bites himself during his ‘spells.’