Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Walking on Water

Tonight I got Paigey out of the Bathtub and while I was changing her into her pjs, I hear a bunch of splashing and a very frustrated Jordyn still in the tub. I came back into the bathroom to see Jordyn sitting on the edge of the tub, with quite the discouraged look on her face.

Me: "What's wrong sweetie?"
Jordyn: "Well, Jesus told me to walk on the water, and I am trying so hard to believe in my heart I can do it, but its just not working! What's wrong with this bathtub!?"

I love that the problem wasn't Jesus, the water, or her faith, but the bathtub. :)
May I face the doubts, moments and challenges of tomorrow with childlike faith. “I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it” (Mark 10:15)

Made me think of this song tonight-

Help Me Believe, Nicole Nordeman
Take me back to the time
When I was maybe eight or nine
And I believed
when Jesus walked on waters blue
and If he helped me I could to
If I believed

Before rational analysis and systematic thinking
Robbed me of a sweet simplicity
When wonders and when mysteries
Were far less often silly dreams
and Childhood fantasies

Help me believe
'cause I don't want to miss any miracles
Maybe i'd see
Much better by closing my eyes
and I would shed this grown up skin I'm in
To touch an Angels wing
And I would be free
Help me believe

When mustard seeds made mountains move
A burning bush that spoke for you
was good enough
when manna fell from heavens high
Just because you told the sky to open up

Am I to wise to recognize that everything uncertain
is certainly a possibility
When logic fails my reasoning
and science crushes underneath
The weight of all that is unseen

When someone else's education
plays upon my reservation
I'm the first to cave
I'm the first to bleed
If I abandoned all that seeks
To make my faith informed and chic
Could you?
would you?
show your self to me?