I’m in a new season of life now. Gone are the days wrestling with three little boys. Almost gone are the days of wrestling with six fantastic little grandkids. How sad. However, the memories of stories and time spent – and the lessons learned – will last a lifetime. Join me this week as I share meaningful lessons learned from the children in my life…one of those children was even me.
BACKWARDS & FORWARDS & UPSIDE DOWN
Riding along in the car on a family trip, we could hear our two-year-old, David, and five-year-old, Tommy, arguing in the back seat. As I turned around to see what all the fuss was about, the tone between them suddenly changed as Tommy said, “My funger scratches”. David quipped right back, “Well, itch it then.”
It’s kind of cool the way children understand each other even when they get the words backwards. By the way, I didn’t misspell finger. “Funger” was Tommy’s pronunciation of the extremity until he was eight years old.
Misunderstandings are often a way of life for a precious toddler. Like the day David was sitting in the hallway trying to put on his shoes. Tom walked by and said, “Let me help you David. You’ve got your shoes on the wrong feet.” Tearfully David sputtered, “But Daddy, it’s the only feet I’ve got!” By the way, that really happened. I didn’t read the same story in Readers Digest until years later!
As we’ve discussed this week, sometimes we get confused and find ourselves lost from the truth. We accept the cold biscuits – the substitutes for truth instead of the meat of Truth found in His Word.
So, as we close this week, how can we know what the truth is and where to find it? John 8:31-32 gives us the answer…straight from Jesus’ lips to our ears.
Jesus said to the people who believed in him,
“You are truly my disciples if you remain faithful to my teachings.
And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
That is His promise my friend. Claim it as yours today!
Until Next Time,
Your Traveling Partner,