Shannie decided to have her own little art contest and wanted me to be the judge.
Thankfully Gwenie did the judging for me and I was off the hook….giggle
I love how they both got distracted by whatever was on the tv in the middle of our photo shoot…to me this was the best picture…lol
Because that’s just what I was trying to do was distract Shannie. This was all right before we left for the dentist yesterday. I wanted her to have a fun and joyful morning because I knew what was coming was not going to be. She needed to have two baby teeth pulled that had fused together. She was so brave but at the same time so very scared and as she sat in the chair getting all those yucky needles tears were running down her cheeks and her little body was trembling uncontrollably even as she tried so hard to stay still…my heart felt like it was breaking inside my chest. I wanted to scoop her up and run out of the room with her... but I knew she needed to go through this. So I just gave her all the comfort I could give her…and when it was all over I just held her in my arms and told her how proud of her I was and how brave she was and I just couldn’t stop kissing her tear stained face.
I took her out for a toy got her a gallon of her favorite ice-cream…took her home gave her some children’s Motrin tucked her in bed with her Gwenie and let her take a nice afternoon nap.
And then I went and let the tears gush before God. As I just silently let the Lords peace wash over me I started imagining on a small level… is this what it’s like for you Lord when you watch us go through life’s troubles? I’m sure because His love is far greater than even a Grammy’s He wants to pluck us right out of them also… but He knows the glory will outweigh the trouble in the long run.
So He just stands weeping, comforting and holding our hands as He’s speaking words of love to us and kisses our tear stained face the whole time we are going through our afflictions. I could feel in a very small degree the compassion He must feel as we endure life’s pain. And as I believe the Lord was showing me this to bring comfort to my soul…scriptures started to flood my mind to confirm just that.
For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 2 Corinthians 4:17
For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Hebrews 4:15
Then the Lord said, I have surly seen the affliction of my people…I heard their cry…I know their sufferings. Exodus 3:7
But He knows the way that I take when He has tried me, I shall come out as gold. Job 23:10
Yes this present trouble is but for a moment. And at the end of it all when we see what the Lord has prepared for us we will have the biggest most beautiful smile on our faces!