Ok… so last year… (We were ready to get rid of our trusty van!~ You know the wonderful family car that the “kids” grew up with! The one with the tattered seats…stains on the carpet and mile of memories! I think my van was the only one in town with a “Water Buffalo ding in the side!~ Yes, we will call it youth ministry at the drive thru safari park! I will never forget that day! I think there may have been corn kernels still lurking somewhere in the corners! When we bought the new car…. I had to have a moment alone in it just to reminisce the sMILES our trusty van gave to us…
POOF!~ now ,to the story! So, last year…Christmas morning….We fabricated the scene from one of the Christmas commercials! You know the one that has this car in the driveway…as the mom…(hair done , make up …and a cup of steaming coffee in hand) ….goes out and finds this beautiful machine in the driveway with a BIG red bow attached to the top!! Well… that was me… minus the hair done and make up!~ Chuck actually went out to Michael’s and got a HUGE RED BOW and put it on the top! (sweet!)
We got a Nissan Murano and I have never looked back to the van…. except this summer when I wanted to haul extra kids …. ;( needless to say…. we lived!
This year is a different story!~ I already know my gift… It will come in the form of an extraction of a” blob in the brain!” …and a train track scar up the side of my skull. ~ Who came up with the idea of stapling the skin?? Who had the nerve to try it for the very first time….(ha ha , that was funny) so, I am venturing to say that with year’s gift … I am able to already begin the process of opening all of its wonders! I don’t even have the scar yet….
It is actually going to be the topic of a devotion I will give at the middle school/high school campus at Westminster in early Dec. I am so excited to have been asked to share!~ I think we will have some fun with it…(Pray for me as I need direct words and clarity in the short amount of time that I will have to speak truth into the lives of young people…)
I am also going to venture to say… that… with last year’s gift… the Murano…..I have gotten a lot of mileage out of it. 🙂 I love to drive it!
With this year’s gift….the “Blob”…. I have already gotten a lot of “smilage” out of God’s blessings and love from others. I love to discover thru it!
I have found that …. as I stare into the manger….into the revelation of God’s perfect gift…. I am overwhelmed. I am overwhelmed that heaven would come to an ugly ..sin filled earth to rescue it . I find that as I travel on this road mapped out for me……. I have all that I will EVER need in life and death. This week’s memory work for school…was to break down the Lord’s Prayer… and we did..
.”Give us this day our daily bread”
…He promises to provide us with all that we REALLY need in our spiritual life and physical life!”
He is the BREAD~ DAILY~ With every sunrise comes the dawning of His unlimited resources!~
As I seek HIM… I find Him!~You say… how can an impending scar be a gift? That is how!
We live in a world where gravity is inevitable… we are going to have scars! ~ We also live in a world where the life’s burdens are unbearable at times… we are going to go off route and suffer from schemes not meant for us ….. but BEHOLD!~ those shameful scars can still be turned into gifts and plunder to be used against the enemy.
I look forward to the season approaching us… first of THANKSGIVING and then of being able to stare into the wonder of Jesus….
He is an expert in the area of scars!~ He has them to prove his undeniable LOVE for us!
We are his prized possession!~
So much …that He is waiting for us at our final destination~
OH , the difference an “S” makes! …… from CAR to S ~CAR …. I would like to claim the “S” to represent my SWEET SAVIOR!~