Ah! The perfect morning! Then something happened, as it usually does. Somebody grabs a toy from a sibling. Somebody screams; somebody hits; somebody runs away and won't come when she's called. Now I'm a frustrated mommy still in my pajamas at 11:00, and it doesn't seem quite so cozy and fun as it did earlier in the day! My latte is cold and everyone is on edge. But then the Lord brings to mind the beautiful Advent Scripture my husband read last night after dinner:
9 You who bring good tidings to Zion,
go up on a high mountain.
You who bring good tidings to Jerusalem,
lift up your voice with a shout,
lift it up, do not be afraid;
say to the towns of Judah,
"Here is your God!"
10 See, the Sovereign LORD comes with power,
and his arm rules for him.
See, his reward is with him,
and his recompense accompanies him.
11 He tends his flock like a shepherd:
He gathers the lambs in his arms
and carries them close to his heart;
he gently leads those that have young.