Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The Backside

The weather here has been moody. We have sun, rain, hail, wind, warm and cold. It's a mixture of all the seasons, and I'm ready to move on to all sun.
We had a break in the clouds a couple days ago, so the kids grabbed their bikes and we went for a walk/ride. There were big puddles everywhere and a lot of mud, so my son and daughter had a great time riding through every puddle and getting soaked from them. On their backside, it was very muddy and wet! In the middle of our walk, it started to dump hail, and then rain on us, so it was a wet and cold experience. At the same time, it was a lot of fun watching my two children get completely soaked and muddy. They couldn't see their backsides, they had no idea how black they really were! They didn't care about the rain or the hail or even the cold, they were just having fun.
So true for me sometimes! There can be mud in my life, I can be all wet and cold, but I'm focused on something other than God and I do not see exactly how muddy I really am! God can be calling to me, telling me the issues, but stuff gets in the way, like rain and hail.
Jesus, keep my eyes clear. Keep my mind clear and move me through the rain and the hail. Jesus clean up my backside, show me all that you want me to see. Wrap me up, dry me off, and keep me warm in Your grace and love. Continue, as you always have, to wipe up the mud.
Say That Again, Jesus, You are my fortress, and You clean me up. You make me white as snow.


  1. Bethany,
    I hear ya on the rain...our weather here in Washington has been extra rainy. Isn't it fun to see things like the rain and hail through the eyes of a child?

    I do not know if you accept awards or not, but on my blog today I was given a 'good bloggers pay it forward'. I would love if you would accept this from me. :)


  2. I love this! If only we could enjoy life as much as our children and learn to keep our eyes forever on God.


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