This past weekend was a rough one over at our house. We were getting things ready for a great Memorial Day weekend when a fog of sickness rolled into our place.
Usually with three kids any sickness that occurs bounces around like a ping pong ball between all three of them and you spend a few days following the "contaminated" one around with a vomit bowel, Lysol, and medicine.
Fevers, meltdowns, whimpers and everything that goes with sick kids will usually happen.
This time everyone got it at once. It was as if someone ordered a round of "Puny-ness" for all my friends!
On Sunday, my youngest son, Blake was having some major meltdowns and it seemed like the only way to help him was to just hold him close.
I honestly believe that the one thing that made these meltdowns so bad was the shirt that he was wearing.
Across the front, emblazoned in LARGE letters was the phrase:
"TOUGH LIKE DADDY"
Now normally this would be a shirt that I would love to see him wear, but not on this day and especially not like this.
This is the kind of shirt that makes a dad smile when they shake off a tumble to the floor or a "head encounter" with the corner of the coffee table.
But in a day like this?
I found myself telling him, "Dude, you are making Daddy look really bad! Change your shirt, or change your disposition."
It reflected on Daddy.
I know he was not feeling well, but the thought of what I had told him stuck with me when I read a very familiar passage.
"The LORD is my shepherd;..." ~Psalms 23:1
I AM FORGIVING LIKE MY DADDY
This morning, before you go out Christian, what does your shirt say? Is it a true reflection of Daddy? It can only be a true reflection through the life surrendered to Him!
Climbing with you,