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Running Over

When I was a little girl we used to sing a chorus that said: “Running over, running over, my cup is full and running over.” We always did the motions to it by rolling our hands over and over. Remember that one? Little did I imagine that a cute little song like that would still be ringing in my head 75 years later as I review God’s blessings.

The lyrics are apparently based on Psalm 23:5 (KJV). “My cup runneth over.” And that’s exactly how I feel these days. My husband and I just had a long, but safe and eventful trip from Kansas to Florida, our winter abode. Along the way we had a wonderful time in Kentucky touring the Creation Museum and the Ark Encounter with a dear friend.

Then we moved on to Virginia, where we spent a couple of days with our granddaughter, her husband, and their four precious children. This Grandma’s heart was at the bursting point. Next, as we headed on to Florida, we stopped for a brief lunch time with another granddaughter and her husband. Then on to South Carolina to be with our daughter, her husband, and our granddaughter for Thanksgiving.

Finally, after two weeks on the road, we reached our destination and got to see our finished suite at our son’s home. The addition that he and his wife have provided for us has exceeded our expectations and we are enjoying our “new home.” And we get to be with more grandchildren (grown up) here.

So do you see why “my cup is running over?” Oh, I still live with my aches and pains. I still miss my loved ones who are in Heaven. I still miss doing music at church. But this phase of my life is blessed in very special ways.

No matter what phase of life you are in today, I hope that you can celebrate the overflowing cup. How is God blessing you today? You may be in very difficult circumstances, but I doubt that they are as bad as Paul’s prison confinement. Even there, he focused on Christ and the abundance of His provision spiritually and physically. Where is your focus today? Can you echo Paul’s words in one of my favorite benedictions?

“Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen” (Ephesians 3:20-21, KJV).

Doesn’t that fill your cup to overflowing? Are you singing “Running Over” with me?


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