Whenever I give my daughters a birthday card to sign, I never know what might end up written on the inside.
At some point, they generally remember to scratch out their names, but along the way they’ll do things like:
sign it from every other member of the family also—-even when it’s a card for a school friend who doesn’t know any of us.
sign their entire first, middle and last names, even on a card for their dad, who most likely picked out their names in the first place.
declare themselves “your best friend with love” and sound more like Anne of Green Gables with all her poetic flare instead of a first grader.
sketch pictures of themselves and their friend, hearts, their family, puppy dogs, rainbows, cats, birds, flowers, their houses, and more.
In the end, the card is signed, but never in the expected, conventional way. Sometimes that’s a little frightening as I look over their shoulders and wonder if they’ll ever venture into the truly outrageous.
When I notice they’re writing and writing and writing when a simple “Love Lauren” or “From Victoria” would suffice, I start asking nervously, “What are you putting in there? What are you writing next? What are you saying?”
Ultimately, though, it’s fun to see their personal style and unique touch.
I’ve been thinking today about the way God rescues us from trouble: How it’s so rarely in the expected, conventional way from planned sources and anticipated possibilities. It doesn’t often happen according to our own plans. He is, after all, a creative God, able to do far more than we expect or imagine.
I’m meditating on a verse all this week that reminds me that God is able to save us, but He’ll do so with His own personal touch and divine fingerprint. Unlike us, He isn’t confined by physical resources or limited in imagination, talent, scope or skill. He’ll choose a method of rescue not because it’s the only one He can manage, but because it brings glory to His name. And nothing can stand in the way of that.
“Nothing can hinder the Lord from saving, whether by many or by few”
1 Samuel 14:6
Heather King is a wife, mom, Bible Study teacher, writer for www.myfrienddebbie.com and worship leader. Most importantly, she is a Christ follower with a desire to help others apply the Bible to everyday life with all its mess, noise, and busyness. To read more devotionals by Heather King, click here.
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