DJ Boots 001The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace. When DJ was 2 years old,  I was 5 feet, 7 inches and he was 24 inches.  By those dimensions, this meant that when DJ was upset, his little face cried to my knee-caps.  Until one time when DJ discovered that he could climb into my lap, and turn my face toward his.  If we were face-to-face, he knew my focus was on him, and not on TV, smartphones, computers or others.  He knew I could help.  I must admit, it was pretty cute when he put his little chubby hands on each side of my face and turned it toward him.  But this also revealed a revelation: When DJ was upset at my knee-caps, he got worked up; when DJ was upset, in my lap, he calmed down. {Segue, please!} God made some pretty awesome promises in Numbers 6:  I will bless you, I will keep you, I will shine on you, I will be gracious to you, I will turn toward you, I will give you peace.  The last promise reminds me of DJ.  When DJ could climb into my lap and have my face turned toward his, he was at peace.  If we are in a relationship with Christ, we already are in God’s lab. His face is always turned toward us. He picks us up because we are so much smaller than him. And our peace does not take away our pain…but it does sustain us as we walk through it.

 

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