Sunday, January 17, 2010

Fully Understanding

Recently, we were driving as a family when our four year old said with great enthusiasm, "Dad, thank you soooo much for getting me salvation!"

Both my husband and I looked at each other with a confused and troubled look... how had we failed to communicate that important truth correctly. Tim asked her with concern, "What do you mean? You know only Jesus gives salvation."

Addie replied, "No daddy, I mean, thank you for getting me 101 Salvations. The movie about the dogs."

We heaved a sigh of relief and then laughed at the miscommunication that left us wondering if we had inadvertently messed up the most important thing we could teach our children.

It made me think about how often this is truer in bigger ways in our life. That we often misunderstand our Father God. Wet stuck on words or traditions that aren't at all what God meant to give us.

I love the book, The Jesus Story Book Bible. In it the author retells Bible stories that draw a direct link to Jesus... and God's plan of salvation. The author describes God in this way... " God would love his children - with a Never Stopping, Never Giving Up, Unbreaking, Always and Forever Love."

When we see God in that light, it is easy to see God as a Father that doesn't want us to have any miscommunication with Him.... about who HE is and about what HE wants for us. He is the Father, who wrote about his love and plan for an undivided relationship with Him from one cover to the other!

See God as he is... See yourself as God sees you!

No miss understandings...

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