Wednesday, January 6, 2016
It Will Be Ok
Psalms 85:10 that, “Steadfast love and faithfulness meet ~ righteousness and peace kiss each other.” ESV
Having grandchildren is one of the greatest gifts you will ever have in your life. There is something so forgiving about the innocence of these little people. What drove you crazy with your own children doesn’t seem to faze you with their children. It could be that we are older and not as overwhelmed as we were when we were raising our children. Or it could be that we know these children will go home soon!!
However, (isn’t it funny how there always seems to be a ‘however’ during a really good teaching moment) these little people are fully capable of just pushing all of the buttons in your patience remote and setting you off.
One particular day, my smallest one, Luke, was over for a play date. Now, Luke is all boy. All buck wild boy. He was having a good time doing what little boys do. I don’t remember exactly what he did that day to get in trouble, but I do remember saying, “Luke, Mimi’s had enough.”
He looked at me with big blue eyes, took my face in his little hands and said, “Let me kiss you, Mimi. It will be ok.” Wow! I went from 44 hot to a melted puddle right there.
I wonder how many times in our own lives we push God’s buttons on the patience remote? Daily, I’m sure. I am so thankful that I can tell God that I blew it and ask Him to forgive me. I envision our Heavenly Father holding my face and telling me, “It will be ok.”
It is an awakening moment when we understand that concept. When we are steadfast and faithful to love our God, come to Him with our overloaded minds and admit our shortcomings, RIGHT THEN everything is made right and peaceful in our world. We know that He doesn’t even remember what it was that we did in the first place, because we are forgiven and, “It will be ok.”