The gathering of family and friends for a special occasion, does the heart good, and brings overwhelming joy. Good food, music, and fellowship, helped us celebrate the upcoming arrival of the newest member of our family. The crowd was mixed with people who were once foes, who set aside their past hurts, and differences to enjoy the day. Making peace with the past brings about restoration, and renewal. Sometimes old wounds are opened and your mind is flooded with memories that burn, but if you set aside your pain for a moment, you may find healing. Facing the past can be hard, but facing it with the guidance of the Lord eases the burden, and gives you a new form of freedom. Let your love overpower the strong arm of the enemy; he knows that if he can keep you defeated, your life will be miserable. Love always wins; hate is defeating. On this day, even though baby Ethan hasn’t drawn his first breath, he is bringing people together in love. It’s not worth it to hold onto the past, let it go and continue in your freedom.
A Maskil of Ethan the Ezrahite. I will sing of the steadfast love of the LORD, forever; with my mouth I will make known your faithfulness to all generations. For I said, “Steadfast love will be built up forever; in the heavens you will establish your faithfulness.” Psalms 89:1-2