Sunny’s Lesson For Us

We gathered with our home church in a local park on Sunday afternoon. It was a Mexican themed picnic. The food was rich with taste and the company even more satisfying. Kids played on equipment and Sunny went to join the fun. From a distance I watched and silently hoped.

Two boys the age of ten started running away from him. Sunny thought it was a game and ran after them. I watched for a while trying to find the balance of allowing children to work out differences and remaining my sons protector.

Words deliberately hurtful were spat at my four-year olds face who doesn’t quite fit the ‘normal’ mould.
“Stop you freak” I heard one boy say. “He’s weird, a monster” another said laughing, teasing and taunting.
“I hate him, get him away from me” the other said saying his last words before my mammas heart intervened.

I scooped Sunny up embracing him tightly and brought him back to safety. His forgiving heart soldiered on as he played ball with Jonathan and chased after Megan. It’s a pretty typical afternoon for my boy but he smiles at the world and doesn’t allow it to taint his joyous outlook.

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I watched him from the front seat as our family drove home from the afternoon outing. My heart so grateful yet feeling a pain, an ache that is indescribable. There’s a knowing that I won’t be there every moment of his life to protect and shelter him from the harsh world.

The earth spins with so much beauty found in people and creation but also stings and can cut the innocent deeply leaving wounds and brokenness.

You have a story, everyone does.

So is it a cliché or truth when God speaks protection over you?

Does His goodness resonate deeply providing a supernatural peace?

I peer down the barrel towards the future and see hope produced when God’s promises unveil themselves.

His goodness unravels and then intertwines with circumstance and my human heart.
A deep peace provides the space to breathe long and deeply which results at me laughing confidently at my future.

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God doesn’t promise a world free of a danger but He does promise His help whenever we face danger.

The world is fallen, it happened when the apple was first bitten into.

Disease, immorality and imperfection was introduced in the form of sin and tainted purity.

Therefore no one escapes unscathed.

If servant girls are surrounded by darkness then what option is there for safety?

It’s an obvious answer begging to be answered.

“This I declare of the Lord: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety;
He is my God and I am trusting Him.”

Friends, wrap you arms around truth, embrace it whole heartedly and use it to strengthen your soul.

“His faithful promises are your armor of protection.”

“Do not” Did you read it? Do not…it’s being instructed not suggested.

“Do not be afraid of the terrors of the night, nor fear the dangers of the day.”

Fear is embraced when a lack of control is felt. Let go and let God…

He knows your future. He has the best in mind for you. It may look different to what you predicted, it may require faith to step out into the unknown but trembling knee’s will be stilled by His power and presence.

What will you miss out on if you don’t follow His leading?

Read it slowly…

What will you miss out on if you don’t follow His leading?

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Radical living may be interpreted with misunderstanding, grow thick skin and keep marching…

When God speaks you follow. No excuses.

Our God is acutely aware of how lonely it can be when living hard for His glory.

He sees you sister and beams with delight at your obedience.

Fulfill His Heavenly conviction relentlessly until the job is complete.

Pursue Him, chase your calling, live it out with boldness.

Run into His arms of safety and find deep rest when you’re weary.

“If you make the Lord your refuge, if you make the Most High your shelter, no evil will conquer you.”

(Verses found in Psalm 91)

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3 thoughts on “Sunny’s Lesson For Us

  1. Thanks for this reminder, girl…my Jonah’s heart needed it. Although I am a bit weepy for Laws; had we not been struck down by the flu my little E and E would have been BASKING in the company of your little guy. His place in their ‘Fab 5’ is solid;). Heehee.
    Love ya.

  2. thank you! I trust my protector and will March on! Don’t ever stop blogging, your gift is being powerfully used. Have a beautiful, joy-filled day! hugs, Deb

  3. I pray that there is always a someone to keep the little fella safe from hurtful people who,not knowing anything about him,see him lacking, and for some awful fault in their character,want to hurt him.We don’t want to see his smile go away.Hugggggggs

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