All 3 kiddos are learning how to move faster...
Miracle learned to ride bike without training wheels!
Matthias figured out how to pedal his tricycle instead of flinstoning it!
Malachi is close to crawling!
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Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Matthias was so proud to be trying to fill daddy's shoes..and it just happened that he was still wearing his jammies that say, "daddy's 01 rookie"...oh how wants to be just like his father!
Then I was taken deeper in this thought as I have been pondering Holy Week, the week leading up to Easter Sunday. I am so glad that I don't have to experience what it is like to stand in my Heavenly Father's shoes. Yet, so many days, I think I want control...hmmm, once again my precious lil' children bring me to a true place of instant humility and spiritual growth.
Do you know what happened to Jesus this week? Do you know that Jesus put on his father's shoes??
Jesus, he didn't just try on his daddy's shoes and smile big with pride...there was so much more. He pleaded with Daddy as he walked the road. "Going a little farther, he(Jesus) fell with his face to the ground and prayed, "My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will."(taken from Matthew 26:39)
And then this is just some of what the Daddy (Almighty God of the Universe) had to watch and bear..."The soldiers took Jesus and they stripped him and d put a scarlet robe on him, and then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on his head. They put a staff in his right hand. Then they knelt in from of him and mocked him. "Hail, king of the Jews!" they said. they spit on him, and took the staff and struck him on the head again and again. After they had mocked him, they took off the robe and put his own clothes on him. Then they led him away to crucify him...(Matthew 27:27-31)
And so the shoes were taken from his feet and Jesus changed from a son to a Savior, THE SAVIOR for you and for me.
I can see the people asking, "what happened to the boy who wore the shoes? You know, the perfect boy who became a man and healed the sick, gave sight to the blind, loved the alien, cherished the children, and was tempted in every way yet did not sin..when we killed him on the cross...where is he now?" And the angels came and answered, "HE IS RISEN", he wore the shoes until they could not be worn any more and all authority in heaven and earth has been given to Him forever and ever.
And so I cling to the truth - the truth that there was a son, God's only Son, JESUS, who filled His Father's shoes because God loves me and He loves you and couldn't settle for just a proud son smiling in His big shoes. He had to declare victory forever...and this is just the beginning of the story...And then my other son showed me what we all need to do..
so won't you be like Malachi and start to eat the word of God and let you life be changed? You will never think of shoes or anything in your life the same...