|images from You Are Special Max Lucado|
What an eventful week. As we continue on our journey God's faithfulness could fill a book, yet when He is moving on our behalf the enemy doesn't go on vacation. During a week of many victories came an unforeseen attack. Where does the enemy attack? He always attacks those areas of our life we cherish. As I was launching myself into some new horizons he came to sneak in and shoot me from the sky, where God intends me to soar on His wings.
Sunday morning left me battle tired.
This children's story came to my mind. Max Lucado has a wonderful way of taking an adult truth and conveying it through a children's story. One of my favorite children's books of Max Lucado is You Are Special.
The story unfolds in a village filled with Wemmicks. They were all created by Eli a wood carver. Every day as the Wemmicks walked around the village the citizens gave each other stickers according to how they viewed actions of each Wemmick. You could receive a star or a dot. The stars were to award you...the dots....well let's use the illustration, lies of the enemy.
Punchinello was one of the Wemmick's covered with dots.
"In fact, he had so many gray dots that some people would come up and give him one for no reason at all."
"He deserves lots of dots." "He's not a good wooden person." - quotes from the book
That was what occurred this past week....dots for no reason at all...dots others felt were deserved.
Punchinello noticed one Wemmick whose dots or stars never stuck. Punchinello wondered why?
Punchinello don't want anyone's marks.
Her answer - "Every day I go see Eli!"
As Punchinello begin going to see Eli the stickers fell off.
|images from You Are Special by Max Lucado|
Eli said as the Wemmick walked out the door,
"you are special because I made you,
And I don't make mistakes." - Max Lucado
So this weekend was spent having time with my creator. Standing at the foot of the cross and allowing what He purchased for me on the cross to remove the stickers others had stuck on me.
Our worship song -
Celebrate the power of the Cross, the empty grave
And now we're free, let the redeemed lift
up their heads and LOOK AND SEE OUR GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I will be back without dots and share the new direction God is taking me, for now I am lifting up my head to LOOK and SEE MY GOD!!