Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Come as a little child

Zach's glasses have been giving him trouble since getting the new frames in. For some reason, he's getting horribly bruised by one of the nose pieces and it has even caused some skin irritation. We've been back to the optician four times in ten days to have them readjusted, etc. But now he's in so much pain that he hasn't worn his glasses for a couple of days. We're giving his bruise and skin time to heal. As he went to bed the first night (Monday) we prayed for quick and complete healing so that he can resume wearing the glasses. We took at look at his face first thing yesterday morning, and it was MUCH better. The first words out of Zach's mouth were, "God could do all that in just one night? Wow!" What a sweet and precious reminder to give God the glory in all things, and to pray with faith and expectation. He didn't think "Awesome meds!" or "Great idea Mom and Dad to stop wearing glasses for a few days." He knew it is all God.

"For an answer Jesus called over a child, whom he stood in the middle of the room and said, 'I'm telling you, once and for all, that unless you return to square one and start over like children, you're not even going to get a look at the kingdom, let alone get in. Whoever becomes simple and elemental again, like this child, will rank high in God's kingdom. What's more, when you receive the childlike on my account, it's the same as receiving me.'" Matthew 18:4-5 (The Message)

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