Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Mighty to Save

The folders come home from school with my girls every Monday. If I'm being real, I kinda dread them a little. I can expect to park myself in a chair for about 45 minutes every Monday and read, and read, and read; and then pray, and pray, and pray that I will not forget all the information I am supposed to know after all the reading. These folders always come bursting with artwork as well; and from time to time a masterpiece emerges from the monotony, and this overwhelmed heart of mine stops and smiles. It happened this week with Caroline's art...
Did you know your Daddy is mighty to save too? He is the author of your salvation, He wrote the story. He knows the beginning, the middle, and the end of our lives. He knows all the ways we mess up and fall short, and He knows how desperately we need a mighty savior. We tend to think we are only worth saving when we are like my Caroline, young and innocent and drawing pictures about how her daddy is her hero and saves her. And then we grow up and start thinking that God sees us differently. We start believing that He sees us like we see ourselves: shameful, guilty, less innocent adults that have wandered from our daddy's side. We start believing that He is mighty to save all the others more deserving of His strength. We forget what He has done for the prodigal son...or in my case, the prodigal daughter.

If a girl's life can have a theme song, then this song is mine. I need to know that I do not have the one mountain that my God cannot move. I need to be reminded that He rose and conquered the grave, not for a few elite, but for those like me, and for you. For "The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing" Zephaniah 3:17. Oh how He adores you sweet friends...





Amy

8 comments:

Cindy at Some Really Neat Stuff said...

That was beautiful. Thank you.

jojo said...

this really touched my heart tonite...thank you.

Between You and Me said...

needed this post like you can't imagine....

He is bigger than any of my situations, and I'm so grateful.

Teri said...

I'm so thankful for Him!

Big Boops said...

Thank you so much for writing this blog! Your message hits dead on the mark every single time. Thank you for being sensitive to what God whats you to pour out. You are a blessing in my life.

The Starr Family said...

I love this song... I love its power and how it gives absolute glory to God!

Janine said...

Thank you for such a beautiful reminder today! So wonderfully said. Oh how He loves us and LONGS for us to see us through His eyes of acceptance and immense love. This too is one of my favourite songs. Have a beautiful weekend.

LLH Designs said...

I feel the same way about being glad to "know" you through blogging. Thanks for your sweet comment.

I love this post...and I so relate tk going through the folders and just hoping and praying that what is needed sticks to my brain!

Have a glory to God kind of week!
Xo,
Linsey

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