Sunday, May 25, 2008

Jehovah Shalom

Our current sermon series is on the names of God from the Old Testament and this week's sermon is particularly meaningful in my life. When life shakes and stirs me, I have Jehovah Shalom, which means the Lord is Peace. Really, I do. My core is peace even when my countenance doesn't always reflect this. Tonight it is clear Ken and I are both experiencing this peace as we grow Jackson to be a man of God. His blood sugar as I type is 457. 457?!? ***eta: his blood sugar actually went as high as 508 before finally coming down***How I don't know, but I trust that the pump will bring him down and if it doesn't that we have a plan in place to make him better right away. This event happens about every other day (does that seem right Amy? sometimes the days kind of run together) So tonight, as with every night, I am experiencing the Lord of Peace in my life. Without him, I just couldn't do it.

Another link I came across in my blog hopping this evening is an even better example of Jehovah Shalom. Get your glasses out girls because this man completely drew me into his life experience. Amazing stuff!
It's shaping up to be a busy week here in the Allred family -more to come on that ;) but I am praying right now for lowered blood sugars and less arguing around this house.
I will leave you with this scripture that really spoke to me this morning.

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
John 14:27


MilePost13 said...

Thank you!

Anonymous said...

I was LOST on their blogs for over an hour today ... could that baby be any cuter??? And could that dad be any more into his family! So totally not a waste of time to go there - even if I had other stuff to do today - roflol!!! Rachel was so little at 29 weeks - and that baby was 5 whole weeks earlier!!! WOW!!!!!