- Published: Monday, 04 July 2016 10:49
- Written by Bethany Looyenga
Just as lotins and fragrance give sensual delight, a sweet friendship refreshes the soul.
My husband and I were talking this morning about the sweetness of our children, and our family as a whole. Our two youngest children are still at home, but in just 10 short years from now they will be grown up and out of the house. It will be very different for us, as we have had children in our home for over 32 years! There have been many sweet moments. And, many difficult ones too. We are so blessed to have grandchildren fill our rooms with laughter and sweet reminders of when their fathers were young. We have many thankful prayers to our Father in heaven for the blessing of daughters in our life, daughters that love our sons. Our baby is a girl, and she has touched our hearts with a sweetness that brings such joy and sentiment. Her beauty shines within and without, and watching her grow has been a delight, and a challenge.
There is so much sweetness! The touch of friendship with my family and the family of God, has reached inside of me and blessed me beyond measure. My soul is refreshed by the sweetness of dear friends, and the ease of their company. God has blessed me with a circle of women that I can just be with and know that acceptance, love, and adventure has added richness to our lives. He brings the fragrance of His Spirit to dwell amongst the ties of the heart, and I know how blessed I am.
What is sweet for you today? Who has God brought into your life that refreshes your soul? How is He teaching you to be a sweetness to others?
Today is the day to know how blessed you are by the sweetness of those around you.