Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Hands In Your Lap

"I have something we should pray about."

"No! We don't need another thing to pray about!"

That was the (short) conversation that Warren and I had the other day. I'm ashamed to say that I was the no person. Quite frankly I was feeling a little overwhelmed with all the things there is to pray about these days. I was a little overwhelmed with me, me, me! I didn't want another thing to pray about that would affect me.

You should all know my grandson, Max, by now. He's a character. An amazing little bundle of love and orneriness! He's so fun! Anyway, when we were keeping Max and Jake this summer we had a very amusing incident.

From the backseat of the car Jake informs Kellie and I that Max won't listen to what he's saying. I suggest to Max to " please listen to Jake as he talks to you. It's not nice to ignore Jake." Quickly following my reprimand Jake says in total frustration, "he's blocking my words!" Kellie and I turn around to see Max sitting across the seat from Jake looking out his own window with his arm stretched out taunt toward Jake. His hand is facing Jake with palms out and fingers to the sky. Of course he could still hear Jake but his body language was such that told Jake he was not listening, that he didn't intend to listen, nor was he interested in what Jake had to say! Needless to say, Kellie and I could hardly contain our laughter while we disciplined the little sweetheart!!!

God reminded me of this incident soon after Warren and my conversation. I was the one with my hand up in the air blocking communication. You'd think that as an adult I would have put away childish ways. I Corinthians 13:11 I still have a lot of growing up to do.

Thankfully, God lovingly says to me what I said to Max,

"Sheri, put your hand down."


Unknown said...

Oh how good you are at relating these kids to us and the Lord. Yes. God IS loving and patient with us when our hands are up. And yes...he does lovingly tell us to put them down.

Aaron and Joy Edewards said...

Mom and I were talking about your blogs and you have such a way with words. Ever considered writing for a daily devotional or something along those lines? I think a lot of people could benefit from your heart as spoken through your words. I really enjoy reading your blog. I will have to say that Jake is an easy one to watch and experience and draw from. We sure love him and Aaron and I find ourselves talking about his cuteness quite often. He is going to be something very special. We are all blessed to know him.

Kellie said...

hee hee, I had forgotten about that! thanks for reminding me :)

Sheri said...

Thank you for your very kind comment. It meant a lot especially coming since I feel I am not the most intelligent one on the block!!!

I know that it shouldn't matter but sometimes I find myself wondering if anyone even reads my posts! Thanks for sharing.