>Backpatting

>As we make room in our home for the baby, I’ve had a couple of interesting insights. Most of them boil down to pride in seeing a project come along, albeit much more slowly than I’d like. I think we’re all good at patting ourselves on the back and admiring our own work, but how often do we do the same with God’s work? Sure, it’s easy to comment on the sunrise, the colors of fall, the blossoms of springtime or the miracle of birth but when do what about all of the boring everyday stuff?

For anyone who doesn’t know, I have a son who loves being outdoors. At times I think he loves it more than breathing. He’s keenly observant and questions everything. He wants to know “What’s that!?” and “Why?” and “How come?” at times to the point of annoyance. The great thing about this is that it makes me stop, look and really appreciate how all things work together to form all of the little miracles around us. It also makes it much easier to explain why the earthworm can’t come inside and sleep in my little helminthologist’s bed.

On the other hand, it makes my own back-patting seem pretty pathetic. Hanging a few pictures on the wall does not make one the artist… unless you’re hanging your own art on the wall. It all boils down to this, have you ‘patted God’s back’ lately for all of the great stuff He’s done?

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~ by pe2nia1 on April 27, 2010.

 
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