Jesus & Joe: A Coffee Devotional
Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice; he fell at Jesus’ feet, giving thanks. Luke 17:15
Today we celebrate our youngest son, Luke, who turns six-years-old.
Gosh, it would be super easy to wrap presents and eat cupcakes and laugh and sing and take pictures of all the special things we do today, and totally miss a tender moment’s reflection and thanksgiving to the One who makes birthday’s possible.
Today, my heart is that of the leper – the one leper who turned back praising God with his loud voice.
Today, I thank God for a year of preschool and pumpkin patches and baking cookies and learning letters and painting with “only one color.”
Today, I thank God for bedtime giggles, a million Lukey kisses and toothless grins.
Today, I turn back and thank God for six candles. Six little years that have completed the final piece to our Crenshaw puzzle. The third of three sons I thought I’d never have.
Happy Birthday, Birthday Boy. Oh Lord, I am so thankful. I bless Your name for this child.
Today, turn back. Say thanks. Be the like the one leper.
Thank you Jesus for _________________________.
That’s my grandson! He’s my buddy.
Happy birthday Luke!