WITH THE HEAVENLY FATHER -
.......DEVOTIONS FOR LAMBS.
From Wendy Howard [Editor of Despatch magazine], Sunshine Coast, Qld, Australia.
Access Online http://www.despatch.cth.com.au/Main/tabco_main
Getting to know God together.
Everyone grows up different don’t they.
When you are a kid you don’t know really what you might look like
when you are grown up.
Tom was just a little fellow when he was a boy.
Even how your parents look
doesn’t guarantee that you will look the same as they do.
Tom’s parents are much smaller than he is.
But he has an uncle who is six foot eight inches tall. Wow!
That is a whopper. Everyone is an individual.
They are made especially by God.
Your body, your hair and skin colour,
your brain and talents are especially your own, no one else’s.
Oh, it is true that if you have black skin or yellow skin or white skin,
you probably have had parents (or one parent) who had the same skin tone. Sometimes kids follow some other relatives’ skin colour,
like an uncle or aunt. So, not very often,
a child can have a different colour skin than their parents have.
Just like Tom is tall because his uncle is.
It is exciting, isn’t it, to be a kid,
and not know what you are going to turn out to be when you are fully grown.
You can do nothing about your own height, you know.
Not all the exercises in the world
could help you grow taller than you are intended to be.
You can do something about how you grow up in other ways, though.
You can make sure you grow up slim by eating good,
healthy food and walking and playing sport now.
You can be sure to grow up reasonably well-informed by learning and studying now. But the most important of all,
you can grow up to be a woman or man who is a Godly person
by letting God fill you with His goodness now.
By reading God’s Word, obeying Him and talking to Him often in prayer.
There was a song a long time ago, it said this
“When I was just a boy at schoolThat is not true, in a way.
I asked my mother what shall I be?
Will I be handsome, will I be rich,
here’s what she said to me...
Ce Cera, Cera, what ever will be will be.”