Yesterday, we celebrated Caelan’s third birthday. He is doing great! He is strong and healthy and he is also alive. We praise God for that. When we had the cancer scare back in March, we knew that if the cancer had returned and God did not intervene, Caelan would have probably not made it to his third birthday – today. Scary. Sure, there was a chance he would make it, but a recurrence of his type of cancer is brutal and fast acting. But, God was gracious and He did intervene! I brought Caelan up on stage on Sunday and praised God before our church. It is important for me to remember what an awesome God we serve by recounting His gracious acts and praising Him continually.
I wanted to link to what is probably my favorite worship song right now, "He Has Made Me Glad," by Hillsongs (HT: Micah Fries). Our praise team does this song every once in a while and it always moves me deeply. I hope that it touches your heart and leads you to the God who is our shield, our strength, our portion and deliver, our shelter and strong tower – our very present help in time of need. The God who makes us glad.