Saturday, July 16, 2011

40 Days of Now: Day 5

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Jesus, I see You now in these two boys, off for their first camping trip, all alone, without any girls. Their love for each other, their excitement in the planning--it has Your fingerprints all over it. I'm thinking of how much You talked about Your Dad when You were here, and how You were always trying to sneak away, so You could be alone with Him. There's just something about a father and his son. It's almost mysterious to me. I will never really understand it. But I don't have to understand it to know that You are in it. So, thank You. I'm blessed to catch this glimpse of You now. 

 Don’t you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? The words I say to you I do not speak on my own authority. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work.
(John 14:10)


  1. Hi Rachelle,
    Great observations...I will agree with you in prayer for their safety and a great time with one another and the Lord in their midst. Caleb and I just had our first camping experience together last month with the Royal Rangers, it was only one night but I know it was a special time of bonding.

  2. Fathers and's such a sweet thing to see. I was thinking the same thing last night when Mike and Aiden camped out together in the backyard. This is a great picture of Sam and Bob together!

  3. Jesus, I saw you in my friend who looked beyond the faults of my son and saw his needs. At her home, my husband was playing a catch and tickle game with my daughter who delighted in his attention. Sawyer, who wasn't involved, tried to involve himself by sticking his feet under Sophie's legs to trip her. I responded, "Sawyer please don't trip Sissy." So he found another way to aggravate which my husband firmly said, "Sawyer please stop!" I did think to myself Sawyer was probably feeling left out and wanting the attention, and maybe I should see if he wanted to come sit by me. While I still processing how to handle the situation best, my friend got up from the couch, sat on the floor where Sawyer was laying; she tickled his feet and reached down and grabbed him in a playful hug. He immediately looked at her her, laughed and responded in playful way. Jesus, you do the same for don't quickly reprimand us for how we are acting but sometimes you meet us in that situation we are aggravating; you come down to our level, see our need and speak to it. You show us grace for our annoying ways, looking beyond our faults and seeing our need. Reminds me of this old song:

    "Amazing grace shall always be my song of praise
    For it was grace that bought my liberty
    I do not know just why He came to love me so
    He looked beyond my faults and saw my needs"


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