Sunday, October 24, 2010

The Sacrifice

My granddaughter has broken out with a terrible rash as is very fussy. It seems as if my new granddaughter is allergic to the dairy in mother's milk. Therefore, my daughter has to follow a dairy-free diet for the next few months.

Have you ever tried to find items that do not have dairy in them? It can be a real struggle.

Hence the purpose of this particular blog.

My daughter has to put forth quite a sacrifice so that the baby will get better.

The giving of yourself for the betterment of another is quite admirable in my book. It takes a conscience decision to say, "It is not about me".

Although a change in diet is nothing as compared to the laying down of one's life for another, I am very sure if that was required, it would be done.

In John 15:13, Jesus says, "Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends".

I do not know of any parent who would not be willing to lay down their life to save one of their own children if it was required of them.

And once again I am reminded that I have a Father who loved and sacrificed.

A Father who let His own son die so that I might live forever.

A true sacrifice of love.

Monday, October 4, 2010

The Miracle

A little more than a week ago, my fourth grandchild was born.
She had ten fingers and ten toes (I think every grandparent counts) and a full head of hair.

During this past week I have once again been reminded of what is truly important in life. It is as if time has stopped and nothing else matters.

I have witnessed the hand of God touch a couple and give them a miracle. I know it may sound a little dramatic, but that is what it truly is. A miracle.

There are so many people that go through life not slowing down long enough to look at the miracles around them.

When was the last time you sat down and just watched birds gather their food or watch ants going about their everyday jobs?

You see, the miracles are all around us and we do not even realize it.

We get caught up in life. And before we realize it, life has passed us by.

I hope you get to see a miracle today.

I know I will be seeking mine.

And when I find it, I will give thanks to the One who supplied it.