Thought we’d ended this part of the trip really nicely already – some rest in the afternoon after the markets run, just lazing in our apartment and doing silly things… like hide-n-seek with the kids, watching them bounce on the beds and being tempted to join in, photo editing, packing and some… and a nice dinner out.
But there was more to come.
After putting the kids to bed, Mr. & Mrs. Lovely and I sat down to ice cream (I must have eaten at least 3 times as much ice cream on this trip than I usually do for a whole year!) and conversation.
Then we heard them.
Very quickly, we leapt, first to the living room window, then into the bedroom and out onto the balcony, overlooking Darling Harbour.
Wish I had better skill to capture the scene, but still. WOW. It was so cool… Fireworks from your apartment balcony, nothing blocking the view too! Best seats in the house 🙂
Praise the Lord! We have enjoyed many unexpected blessings on this trip.
We have been satisfied with the Lord’s goodness. Indeed, with the Lord Himself.
These fireworks were a brilliant expression of thanksgiving 🙂
“My people shall be satisfied with My goodness, saith the LORD” (Jeremiah 31:14).
“Note the “My” which comes twice: ‘My people shall be satisfied with My goodness.’ The kind of people who are satisfied with God are marked out as God’s own. He is pleased with them, for they are pleased with Him. They call Him their God, and He calls them His people; He is satisfied to take them for a portion, and they are satisfied with Him for their portion. There is a mutual communion of delight between God’s Israel and Israel ‘s God. These people are satisfied. This is a grand thing. Very few of the sons of men are ever satisfied, let their lot be what it may; they have swallowed the horse-leech, and it continually cries, “Give! give!” Only sanctified souls are satisfied souls. God Himself must both convert us and content us. It is no wonder that the LORD’s people should be satisfied with the goodness of their LORD. Here is goodness without mixture, bounty without stint, mercy without chiding, love without change, favor without reserve. If God’s goodness does not satisfy us, what will? What! Are we still groaning? Surely there is a wrong desire within if it be one which God’s goodness does not satisfy.
LORD, I am satisfied. Blessed be Thy name.