We celebrate a daughter’s birthday tomorrow. From deep within dear memories pop up. Cute sayings from a three year old’s mouth, like one night talking together after she awoke crying from a nightmare, and telling her about the day she was born. After mentioning the date of her birth, she exclaimed with eyes wide in wonderment, "You mean I was born on my birfday?" Then there was the teenager packing a curling iron to take on a school camping trip in the mountains (sure, just plug it in to the nearest tree~ the funny look on her face when she realized that!!), the choice of husband, and life work. They all fit in with who she was and would become with God working within her. Our Precious daughter!
Looking at our kids, I praise God for what He can do. I am remembering when they were born and wondering at that time 'who will they become'?
Mark 10:15-16 (AMP)
15 Truly I tell you, whoever does not receive
and accept and welcome the kingdom of God
like a little child [does] positively shall not enter it at all.
16 And He took them [the children up one by one]
in His arms and [fervently invoked a blessing,
placing His hands upon them.
I was a teacher in elementary school, and loved kids. I wanted a dozen~ until I found myself with three in diapers~ my concept was all I did was change dirty diapers all day long. Yes, reality hit hard. At that time I did not have an intimate relationship with the Lord, and I found myself wanting to avoid reality by escaping into a book as much as possible. Have you ever done that?
Y’all know the days of seeming chaos that go along with kids, and the challenges that can arise; how do we manage all the intricate details that must come with family? Those of us in the situation with grown kids know that they do not grow up and disappear. They remain our kids and we concern ourselves with them throughout their lives. I truly cannot imagine my life today without my loving Father close by to share in those concerns. He is able to do more than I ever could, and when I ask, He will do it.
2 Timothy 4:1-2 (MSG)
I can’t impress this on you too strongly.
God is looking over your shoulder.
Christ himself is the Judge, with the final say on everyone,
living and dead. He is about to break into the open with his rule,
so proclaim the Message with intensity;
keep on your watch.
Challenge, warn, and urge your people.
Don’t ever quit. Just keep it simple.
God’s grand plan is for us all and every relationship we have. When we are willing, He works through us to love His other children. Let us submit to His grand plan, and our lives will always be blessed!