Peace Like a River


September 7
Picnicking on a large quilt, under an enormous oak tree yesterday, with the most delightful breeze blowing though our hair, phrases such as..."This is incredible! What a day! Heaven must be like this!"
kept coming from our mouths.  This Labor Day weekend weather has truly been delightful.
The grands began swimming at 7:45 AM and finished up with an after dinner swim in the evening.

Looking out at the water the thought...peace like a river...came to mind. I'm thinking that is a lyric from a song, but I plugged peace and river into Biblegateway and took to heart these words found in Isaiah 48:17-19

This is what the Lord says-your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel:
"I am the Lord your God, who teaches you what is best for you,
who directs you in the way you should go.
If only you had paid attention to my commands,
your peace would have been like a river,
 your well-being like the waves of the sea.
Your descendants would have been like the sand,
your children like its numberless grains;
their name would never be blotted out nor destroyed from before me."