Sunday, April 3, 2011

Enjoying the Sabbath

Channie's life is pretty simple.


She wakes up and with a smile she snuggles deep within

my covers and whispers words of love and deep affection

in my ear. She doesn't worry about what she will wear or what

others "think" of her, she puts on whatever color she likes

best that day. Her hair is tossed and tousled about from the

night before but she doesn't mind she just gently pushes it

behind her ear and her smile is all you see anyway.

She loves Mimi and referres to her as her best friend.

But one thing you should know about Channie is

she is everyones best friend.

She loves cookies and milk and her tears are seldom

but can be cured with the familiar recipe of

soft dough as she licks it off the spoon.

Throw it with a glass of cold milk and she

is putty in your hands. Maybe even your best friend.

I didn't get to ride in the big red van with the family to worship. I stayed at home with some ailing babies who needed a day of rest. I pulled a chair and opened His word and wrote the things that He wanted me to learn today. You will be known by your love. Do they know me by love? She sits as we share God's word. Our eyes briefly glancing at each other when he says, "Then how do you pray? we don't pray because we don't understand the war we're fighting. Understand prayer this way: How do you pray when you get sick? I mean really sick? or one of your children gets cancer or your husband loses his job. Then you pray like you're in battle and you know He is the only One who can undo. ~Matt Chandler I find it interesting that the people who "assume" are the very people who have never lost. They have never lost a child or lost a parent. They have never felt the sadness of the years of waiting for a baby or a husband. They just assume that things are always going to work out for them without crying out to God for mercy and help. We need never forget we're in a battle and we need to devote ourselves to prayer.

So on this Sabbath I bathe in sunshine and the smell of sweet cookies and I can't help but to remember to love like Chandler and enjoy every thing around me and pray.

7 comments:

CWHill said...

Amen!

Leigh said...

My facebook status today ....The things we consider difficult are often God's opportunity for our greater blessing. We must trust and believe in Him and continue to walk the path he has laid for us. Praying through God's Mercy and Forgiveness to live a life with no regrets!!! Taking comfort today in this passage....
"Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the Lord's purpose that prevails."-Proverbs 19:21

SparingChange said...

You write such beuatiful posts. I am thankful for your posts. :-) What a beautiful family you have.

Mrs. Stam said...

Lovely, lovely!

Treasures Evermore said...

Just beautiful.

Blessings.

Renata said...

Your daughter is beautiful & your message challenging- thank you for sharing your heart & your life with me.

She sounds so much like my Ellie - always making "best friends" wherever we go!!

ajnrileysmommy said...

beautifully written, wonderful pictures

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