Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Fixed fillings...

While settling in for our family night festivities, Waylon asked, “Mom do you have braces?”
“No I don’t.” I told him.
“Open your mouth and let me see.” He commanded.
I complied.
“Then what are those shiny things?”
“Those are my fillings.”
“Your feelings?” He asked with crinkled nose.
“Yes, I had little holes in my teeth so the dentist fixed them up with fillings.”
Thinking for a minute, he then asked,

“So if I say something really mean to you can the dentist fix your feelings?”
Of course this cracked me up as I thought of how nice it would be if the dentist really could fix my hurt feelings.
During the lesson portion of our family fun night we told the story of Daniel and the lion’s den. We’ve all heard this story many times before, but for some reason its message really struck me this time.

I thought that even as our God had all power over the lions that threatened Daniel’s life, he too has all power over the personal “lions” that stand ready to destroy each one of us. He is in control and he "hath sent his angel, and hath shut the lions’ mouths” (Dan. 6:22), both for Daniel and for us. Even if it only be for an hour of peace when our burdens become too heavy, He shuts the lions’ mouths and helps us through.
We are told in the story of Daniel that, “no manner of hurt was found upon him, because he believed in his God.”
(Dan. 6:23). There is such power in this thought. Such hope to be found in the strength of our God.
Now if Waylon does say something mean to me I’m covered. Because, though the dentist may not be able to fix my feelings, I know that my God, the Great Physician, stands ready to guide me through all manner of hurt if I come unto Him and simply ~



4boyzmdmom said...

I love your thoughts on the story of Daniel! Really cute comments from Waylon, also.

Jenny-Jenny said...

Good reminder. Gotta love those kids for helping us remember whats it's really about.

Melinda said...

So sweet!

Missy :o) said...

beautiful thoughts!

MaryRC said...

from the mouths of babes...

Anonymous said...

When I first started reading this I thought, man, I need a dentist to fix my feelings. Then as I read on, you gave me the true source of healing. Thank you, I love your thoughts too.