"Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed."

Friday, April 30, 2010

Birthday Praise and Tulips!

Today is my birthday. I could probably find something more to say, but I decided in my sleep that I wanted to share this beautiful Psalm of praise to the Lord. It's lovely!

Psalm 103 ~ David

1 Praise the LORD, O my soul;
all my inmost being, praise his holy name.

2 Praise the LORD, O my soul,
and forget not all his benefits-

3 who forgives all your sins
and heals all your diseases,

4 who redeems your life from the pit
and crowns you with love and compassion,

5 who satisfies your desires with good things
so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's.

6 The LORD works righteousness
and justice for all the oppressed.

7 He made known his ways to Moses,
his deeds to the people of Israel:

8 The LORD is compassionate and gracious,
slow to anger, abounding in love.

9 He will not always accuse,
nor will he harbor his anger forever;

10 he does not treat us as our sins deserve
or repay us according to our iniquities.

11 For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
so great is his love for those who fear him;

12 as far as the east is from the west,
so far has he removed our transgressions from us.

13 As a father has compassion on his children,
so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him;

14 for he knows how we are formed,
he remembers that we are dust.

15 As for man, his days are like grass,
he flourishes like a flower of the field;

16 the wind blows over it and it is gone,
and its place remembers it no more.

17 But from everlasting to everlasting
the LORD's love is with those who fear him,
and his righteousness with their children's children-

18 with those who keep his covenant
and remember to obey his precepts.

19 The LORD has established his throne in heaven,
and his kingdom rules over all.

20 Praise the LORD, you his angels,
you mighty ones who do his bidding,
who obey his word.

21 Praise the LORD, all his heavenly hosts,
you his servants who do his will.

22 Praise the LORD, all his works
everywhere in his dominion.
Praise the LORD, O my soul.

Psalm 103

Also, happy 25th birthday, Samer! :-)


Qusay said...

Well happy birthday 2 u, and to Samer, I wish u many more happy birthdays to come

Susanne said...

Thank you, sweet Qusay. I've not seen you posting on your blog lately. I trust that life is going well for you. I appreciate your thoughtful birthday wishes. :)

Amber said...


Wafa said...

Happy Birthday Beautiful :)

I wish you a great and happy life.
You are one of the most amazing people i have met online. You deserve nothing but the best in life :)

Your kindness and beauty shines in all of your posts and replies. You are amazing my friend :)

And a Happy Birthday to Samer :)

Susanne said...

Thanks, Amber! :)

Wafa, WOW!!!! That post you made for me was incredibly sweet and uncalled-for! You are too nice to me! Thank you! I loved it! :-D :-D :-D You are such a sweetheart!

Suroor said...

Happy birthday to you and Samer!

I love you and loved the post!

Carmen S. said...

It's Samer's birthday today?

Happy Birthday to Samer too!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Beautiful. May this upcoming year bring you lots of love, luck, health and happiness!

Love, Shell

Susanne said...

Suroor, love you, too! Thanks so much!

Carmen, yes, it is. Weird, huh? Samer and his twin were born on my birthday! It was MINE first! :-P

Shell, I miss you! Thanks so much for your kind wishes! Love you! Hope you are OK!

Usman said...

Happy Birthday Susanne!!

Susanne said...

Thank you, Usman! :)

Jennifer Thompson said...

Could you tell me where you got the picture of Jesus holding the little boys hand. I have been searching all over the internet and I can't find it. Or do you know what the actual title or the artist? My four year old son went to be with Jesus last month and this painting looks so much like him and I would love to be able to buy it, but can't find any information on it. If you have anything you can give me, my email is germapinos@gmail.com, thanks