Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Do It Again

Day #29



When the girls were little it didn’t matter what game we played,

book we read,

funny face we made,

they’d always say,

“Do it again!”

once it was over.

We could push them over and over and over and over again on the swing, but it was still,

“Do it again!”

Monte had this game he made up with McDaniel when she was little called, 

"1,2,3, GO!"

McDaniel would stand all the way in the kitchen by the door and Monte would be on the floor in the living room.

As soon as he said, 

“1,2,3, GO!”

McDaniel would take off running and jump into Monte’s arms.

She’d want to do it over and over and over again until Monte would finally end the game, exhausted.

One night, Monte decided to himself, that he was NOT going to end the game. He was going to play “1,2,3, GO!” until he wore McDaniel out.

It took way longer than he thought 
but he was victorious (and sore).

It made me think of God, and

that we have a savior in Jesus 
that never grows tired.

No matter how many times we say, 

“Do it again!”

to peace, 
grace, 
forgiveness, 
wisdom, 
discernment, 
mercy, 

he gives it.

Freely.

We can’t wear him down.

We are learning in my bible study that we can’t get to the bottom of the word of God. 

We can’t contain or possess all the knowledge that is the mystery of God.

If we could, we’d never have to say, 

“Do it again!”

And He’s a delighted father,

just like Monte, 

waiting on the living room floor 
for us to run right into His arms.

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24 comments:

  1. God is always there with open arms. :)

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    1. Amanda,

      Don’t you just love that picture of him hugging the little girl? Thanks for reading.

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  2. Oh Karmen - I love this. He gives freely...again and again.

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    1. Mindy,

      Yes! And we just have to ask. :)

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  3. what a great word picture

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    1. Sarah,

      Thank you! This picture really touched me too.

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  4. That is so true. God will ALWAYS welcome us into Gods arms. Loved the story; a great illustration of Gods love!

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    1. Tara,

      Thanks for reading!

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  5. That is such a sweet story and so true!

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  6. This. is. AWEsome.

    we have a savior in Jesus that never grows tired.

    No matter how many times we say, “Do it again!”

    to peace,
    grace,
    forgiveness,
    wisdom,
    discernment,
    mercy,

    he gives it. Freely.

    Thanks for this gem of a reminder.

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    1. Liz,

      You are so welcome! Thanks for reading!

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  7. Absolutely lovely!

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  8. What an awesome perspective! The kids have left the "do it again" stage behind, but I remember it quite well!

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    1. Rabia,
      I remember it so well, too!

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  9. My devotion this morning was how He is always, always there! Thanks for sharing with the Thursday Blog Hop!

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    1. You are welcome, Pam!

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  10. Beautiful. Brought a smile to my face. What a perfect way to end the night. Thank you for sharing!
    Erin
    www.itallmattersmom.com

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    1. Erin,
      Thanks for reading!

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  11. His Grace is overflowing endlessly... oh how I am soooo grateful for that!!! LOVE this so much Karmen!!

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