Tuesday, June 23, 2009

panic stricken?

A couple weeks ago, Lucy was in the living
room watching one of her videos.

During one part, there's a song about
teddy bears and so Lucy ALWAYS
will run to grab her Beary
so she can participate fully.

It's so cute.

So this particular day, as she was
watching her video and I was working in
the kitchen, she had dashed off
to get her fury friend.

I was paying little attention to what she was
doing. But a few minutes later,
she came running into the kitchen
crying hard...carrying on about something.

I asked her to calm down and tell me what
was so wrong....

she, through her tears, told me with
much panic that her bedroom door was 'ocked.

She doesn't pronounce her L's.
You should hear her LOUDLY announce
(in public) when she sees a FLAG.
It's really nice...and embarrassing.

Anyway, her huge dilemma was that her door
was "locked"...or so it seemed.

I walked with her to her door....and simply
pushed it open.

It was just stuck a bit, she just needed
someone bigger to push it with
extra strength.

I have thought about that so many times
as an analogy of how WE are as Christians

How often do we get all panic-stricken...
thinking the door is closed beyond the
point of ever being opened.

We push, push, pull....all by ourselves...
as we cry, fear, and wrestle with
it all alone.


there is Someone bigger.

MUCH bigger....

that is more than willing
to open the door, easy as can be....
or lead us to another one.

Simple as that.

We just have to trust Him.

Are you panic-stricken today??
Are you trying to push that door open...
all by your sweet self?

Surrender it to the Lord
and watch what HIS strength can do.

He is awesome like that.


Jaime said...

awesome. thanks for this post.

Chris said...

Thank you Lori. I've been a bit frazzled about something w/ our oldest son...gotta remember God loves him more than we do.

Chad and Kristy said...

What a wonderful analogy!

I got my quilt in the mail and it is even more beautiful in person! Love it:)


Shonni said...

Sure needed that as a few things seems behind a door...

Michele said...

Wow! I needed to hear that today. Thank you so much, and thank you 'Ittle 'Ucy for the inspiration!

Janet said...

Thanks Lori. Aren't the simple truths always the best! Janet

Karin said...

That is a great analogy! It's amazing how God uses parenting to show us His heart. :)

Lori Anne said...

Love it Lori!

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