This is my favorite photo of Jaxton for 2 reasons:
1) His hands are OPEN and this brings us hope that he does not have one of the symptoms of Trisomy 13 which is clenched fists.
2) It looks like he is so peaceful raising his hands in surrender to his creator giving him praise. Praise Him! “You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb.” Pslams 139:13
1 Chronicles 16:23
Sing to the LORD, all the earth; proclaim his salvation day after day.
I will praise thee, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvellous works.
Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the LORD our Maker
Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth. Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. Know that the LORD is God. It is he who made us, and we are his [a] ; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.
Praise the LORD! Praise God in His sanctuary; Praise Him in His mighty expanse. Praise Him for His mighty deeds; Praise Him according to His excellent greatness. Praise Him with trumpet sound; Praise Him with harp and lyre. Praise Him with timbrel and dancing; Praise Him with stringed instruments andpipe. Praise Him with loud cymbals; Praise Him with resounding cymbals. Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. Praise the LORD!
There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance.
“I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness. I will build you up again and you will be rebuilt, O Virgin Israel. Again you will take up your tambourines and go out to dance with the joyful.”
But for you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings. And you will go out and leap like calves released from the stall.
Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.
Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, singing: “To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honor and glory and power, for ever and ever!”
It is a gray stormy day today in Indiana and I can hear the thunder roll, the wind is blowing and it’s started to rain (ok. more like pour). Its such a perfect day to reflect and feel the presence of God surround me. I’m looking out and can see the fall colored trees blowing and loosing their leaves. It’s going to be a new season for them. It will be cold for a while then things will melt away and spring will come. What a refreshing reminder that some things are only for a season.
I can’t say I have ever felt closer to God than I do right now. It’s ironic that during my time of heartache with Jaxton I was able to rekindle such a love for my creator and appreciate all the things he has made.