Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Beauty of Bubbles

It is not service that matters, but intense spiritual reality, expecting Jesus Christ at every turn. This will give our life the attitude of child-wonder which He wants it to have. -Oswald Chambers

How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!” 1 John 3:1

My nephew Mason worked so hard at getting the bubbles just right, that he never looked up to enjoy them! “Mason, look up,” we’d say, but to no avail. He was busy. That is me as God’s child; I am so busy “producing beauty” for others to enjoy, but miss the entire reason God brought me to that moment: to enjoy Him.

“She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord's feet listening to what he said. But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made.” Luke 10:39-40a

Just as Mason needed to bring the bubbles and as Martha needed to bring the bread, I am needed to "bring the beauty." But, just as Mason needed to soak in the joy and Mary chose to soak in her Savior, I am needed to "be still and know that He is God." Otherwise, what a moment lost on my heart's distraction!

We are either preparing for or practicing in His Presence! What loss is mine when I never look up to receive my Redeemer; what joy is mine when my lamp’s oil blazes with His brilliant Light! (Matthew 25:4,6,13)

Is this moment in preparation or in celebration? Still and soak in the wonder, dear child.

Enjoy Him, Michelle


Debbie Griffith said...

Yes good to have you "back!" As always I'm most drawn in by the story--Mason and the bubbles-it's such an accurate portrayal of who we are...busy working for Jesus. I can't look up but what He wants most is to blow the bubbles with us-our fellowship, our love. He doesn't need our stinkin' perfection. As if?! Love who you are child and princess of His!

Anonymous said...

I love your thoughts and how you take those and put it into works on paper.......you are beautiful - Nancy

Anonymous said...

Good one Michelle! Something to think about, as usual.

DD said...

So fun… how we can see ourselves in kids. Loved your Mason example! Wonderful! Thanks for writing!!!