Sunday, September 25, 2011


I was home caring for my 3 year old when his actions revealed a wonderful life lesson.

For about two days my son was unable to keep food down. He wanted to eat but when he did, it would come up. It was hard to watch because a child that is normally full of energy and all over the place, was laying on the couch without enough strength to play with his toy cars (his prized possession).

For those that know him, shall we just say, he is all boy. He constantly runs, jumps and plays. The phrase "bouncing baby boy" is an understatement for him. A rapid heart beat, sweat running down his face, and at times, the beginning of a wheezing cough won't stop his desire to be energetic. You can only imagine how it felt to see him in such an exhausted and weakened state. He barely had enough strength to sit up on the couch, however in the midst of his anguish, he wanted to be in my presence.

I snapped a picture of my son (above) after he gently whispered the words, "Mom, I want to watch you cook." I turned around and there he rested on the hard tile floor. It was obvious that he was really sick.

After sharing this picture with my girlfriend, she quickly pointed out that despite the way his body felt, he wanted to be with his mother. For that moment, he didn't allow his physical feeling of nausea tocontrol his actions. Instead he mustered up enough strength to come into the kitchen and lay down.

~What a lesson we can learn from the actions of a toddler.~

We are living in a time filled with challenges. So many are walking around tired, frustrated, and hungering for change in their lives. Possibly you've stopped going to church. Maybe you've never even tried to attend church. If so, I want to extend a personal invitation for you to get into His presence, despite how you feel! Realize that even though you think you've left Him, or never found Him, the Bible tells us that we can never escape Him.

"Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there." ~ Psalm 139:7-8

  • Start getting into His presence by reading the Bible. Life is often confusing. The book of Proverbs is a great place to start to find answers, wise counsel and sound advice.

  • Get connected to a bible based church that will guide you through the challenges you face. Don't allow your problems to pull you away from Christ, instead, run to Him.

I promise, He will provide the solutions you need! (posted by Renee)

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