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Monday, October 8, 2012

What my arms where made to do

I am truly loving this fall season with Henry.  This is his first year being excited about everything new.  He loves his Halloween costume because it has a tail.  He loves to carry the tiny pumpkins around and to draw faces on them.  His Uncle Jake took him outside Saturday to crunch in the leaves and then his mommy & Aaron showed him how to pile them up and jump in them.  

With each season this year and every holiday, Henry has brought new excitement because of his enthusiasm.  If only we all had the same wonderment when it came to new things.  In a house full of adults, Henry in his simplicity is so refreshing.  His only concern for the day is if he gets to watch Dino Dan or if his dinosaurs are where he wants them.  

In our adult lives we have so many things that we are responsible for.  Juliana is planning a wedding…100% time consuming and confusing.  Jake and Scovia are still getting their feet acclimated to America and living in a home with 4 other people…so no privacy to speak of.  Bo & I are trying to keep our head above water at times with the responsibilities we have and the people we love.  So when Henry walks up to us and says, "Dammy, Hold" while lifting up his chubby little arms and shining eyes, I drop whatever I am doing and hold him as long as he will let me. I feel like it is a vacation from pressing issues.  It is what my arms were made to do.

The scripture for this morning is Isaiah 40:28-29 I read it in the NIV and MSG.  I like the way the Message Bible puts it.

"Don't you know anything? Haven't you been listening? God doesn't come and go.  God lasts.  He's Creator of all you can see or imagine.  He doesn't get tired out, doesn't pause to catch His breath.  And He knows everything, inside and out.
He energizes those who get tired, gives fresh strength to dropouts."

Even when we are out of steam, tired and when we give up, God is there and able to breath newness into our feeble bodies. He gives us "Henry's" to hold.  What or who is your Henry?  What or who brings you peace or joy?  Whatever or whomever it is…God has provided it.  So as we live our Blessed Life, remember to give thanks to the one who never tires or takes a break, the ONE who provided it all.

Henry with his jack o lantern that he made with his
Mommy & Aaron

Henry & Pop Sunday Morning before church.  Henry
loves his costume so much that he put it on
first thing in the morning.  

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