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21 01 2010

i was reminded of one of my favorite children’s books today, Ish.  in it there is this boy who loves to draw, but one day his big brother says that looks nothing like……. the boy is crushed and crumpled up his paper and vows never to draw again.  Soon, his little sister comes in and unwrinkles the page and says how much she loves it, and that it looks flower-ish.  The boy re-decides he loves to draw, and further more, finds his niche. He now draws ish drawings….. a dogish drawing, and lakeish drawing…. etc.  And is really great at it.

This reminds me so much of how we can go about life doing this and that and all it takes is one person to say, you’re not good enough, cool enough, smart enough, pretty enough, talented enough….. and suddenly that spring in your step turns into a bit of a drudge.  No matter how many times your friends and family or strangers have said quite the opposite, it seems that that one negative comment can just gnaw at you….. and you can’t help but ask…. is it true?  And i think the only one who can really answer that is the one who knit you together.  There is a verse in Isaiah 30:18 that i love…. the first half says…..Yet the LORD longs to be gracious to you; He rises to show you compassion…..

so when you’re thinking….. is it true… and i unloved….. you can see, no! God loves to be gracious to you…. he gets up in the morning to give compassion to poor little, feeling sorry for yourself, you.  WOW. how bout that?

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2 responses

22 01 2010
Butch(Dad)

Good stuff kiddo!

22 01 2010
Tammy(MOM)

amen! you are loved!

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