Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The Hair Day

My son, daughter, and I had our hair done yesterday. It took forever, at least according to my son. I have a friend that does our hair at her house, and she is very gracious to take us in and let my kids hang out on her couch while she highlights my hair and scissors her way through the curls.
My son was a little disappointed when she was unable to cut his hair "longer". He's going for the surfer look.
My daughter was just happy to get something short and sweet that requires little effort when she jumps out of bed in the mornings.
They had a good time teasing me, calling me tin head with all the foils on my hair! Yeah, it was pretty funny.
My kids were good sports for over three hours, and when we were done they were ready to go shopping for Lego in hopes of being rewarded for their incredible patience through the hair ordeal. We headed to a nearby store, but the Lego aisle was nearly empty, apparently all the kids are buying Lego these days. So, we went to another store, but by then my patience was beginning to wear a little thin. I was tired, I was hungry, it had been a long day. And, I was just getting ready to voice my opinion when God reminded me that I'm actually an adult, not a child! And, my children had been very patient all morning while I had been getting my hair done, the least I could do was wait while they pick out some Lego!
This morning I read Ephesians 2, and I love the part that says "God didn't lose His temper and do away with the whole lot of us. Instead, immense in mercy and with an incredible love he embraced us. He took our sin-dead lives and made us alive in Christ."
I'm so thankful He didn't lose His temper and do away with me or any of us! And, I know that everyday I need Him to be deeply rooted within me to enable me to do the same with others. So, that I have the patience to stand in the Lego aisle, the love to love the unlovable, the eyes to see those that need help, the ability to help the wounded, the ability to reach out to the needy.
Precious Jesus, Say that Again to me and to all that will have ears to hear, You have embraced me with immense mercy and taken my sin-dead life and made me alive in YOU. Thank you.


  1. What a great piece of scripture! We need to be reminded daily that no matter what He embraces us in whatever situation we are in. We need to have that patience to stand in the Lego isle! Great post.


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