The place God calls you is the place where your deep gladness and the world's deep hunger meet.
-Buechner

Monday, February 7, 2011

Bits And Pieces

Bits and Pieces from the day...

Tait, on the way to bed:
Mama! I am so excited for tomorrow to come. I get to go to the dentist.

If only we all had the excitement of a sweetly naive just-four year old. I was reminded that it is a privilege not a right, to receive medical care. Thank you little man.

Noah, on the way home from school:
Mama, did you know when you go to heaven you get a new body? The bumps and bruises are all gone and you are good as new.

Through the tragic passing of his classmate's sister, I am certain this five year old has learned more in the past two weeks about death and loss than I did in all my elementary years.

Shared by an ever-encouraging friend after some frustrating yet not overly surprising news this afternoon:
The writer of Hebrews reminds us that without faith it is impossible to please God (Heb 11:6). Whenever God reveals something, He expects us to believe Him and adjust our lives accordingly. What does this mean? It means we trust Him implicitly for all of our needs, because He says He will provide (Phil 4:19). It means we approach crises with the assurance that God will bring good from them (Rom 8:28). It means we overcome anxiety during stressful situations because God instructs us to bring our requests to Him (Phil 4:6). It means that we never worry that we are alone, because God said He would never leave us or forsake us (Deut. 31:6). It means that, despite what happens in our lives, we will never doubt God's love because He has told us that He loves us with an everlasting love (Jer 31:3).

2 comments:

Yours Truly said...

What a wonderful encouragement! Continuing to pray for y'all...

Anna said...

Keeping you in my prayers. I love the enthusiasm to go to the dentist! Hang in there and keep trusting in the One who has all things in His hands.