When You Were Little Like Me (Thought Provoking Thursday)

by SomeGirl on May 26, 2010 · 10 comments

We have these 2 chairs in our front yard. I love to sit in them and watch the boys play. Yesterday I went to the chairs to sit and read while the boys went to ride bikes and trikes in the driveway. One of our neighbors came over to ride his bike and my oldest was learning to do wheelies from him. My youngest surprised me by coming to sit in the chair next to mine. I asked him if he wanted to go play, but he simply replied, “No. I want to sit here with you.” So, we sat there watching the older boys play. We smiled at each other and laughed occasionally about what was going on, but mostly we just sat there together, quietly enjoying the time.

Then my littlest one looked at me with his sweet brown eyes and said, “Mommy, when you were little like me, did you drop a hammer on your toes?” Hmmm… I told him that I wasn’t sure if I dropped a hammer or not, but I definitely had dropped heavy things on my toes. He listened so intently and then questioned in a slow, thoughtful pace, “When you were little… like me?” “Yes. When I was little like you.” I replied. Then he turned his gaze to the big boys riding around. As I looked at him and thought about his question, I found myself welling up with joy over my precious  little one. I loved that he was thinking and wanting to know if I had experienced the same thing as him… to know if I could sympathize.

Then I was struck with the realization that we’re the same way. We want to know that we’re not alone, that someone else has gone through the pains of life that we’re going through. And I was reminded in my thoughts that “we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet was without sin.” (Hebrews 4:15)

We have a high priest, Jesus, who has gone through life here on earth ahead of us, who has felt sadness, anger, joy and pain, who has experienced loss and wept, been tempted and overcome, cried out to His Father and accepted HIS will even if it wasn’t his own…  And now He intercedes on our behalf to our Father. And I’m sure He wells up with joy over us when we call out to Him, just as I did with my son.

“Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” (Hebrews 4:16)

Now isn’t that something WONDERFUL to think about?! ♥

“As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him;for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust.” Psalm 103:13-14

more photos from our time hanging out in the yard here

{ 10 comments }

Sherry

Awesome post! Praise God that we can come boldly before His throne of grace!! :D

Thank you for sharing!
Sherry

Rachel Pereira

What a wonderful thought!! He knows!!! By the way, I love your Thursday posts!! The thoughts always stick in my mind for the rest of the day!! Definitely thought-provoking!

Shell

Just BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Amy

Cute! Very very cute! You look like you all have some great times.

Sarah

Isn’t it great knowing we aren’t alone, that OUR GOD has chosen to walk in the same steps we walk in just so He can be on this journey with us?! Overwhelming and amazing.

Lara

Love it. :) Reminds me of my little guy.

And so blessed to have that kind of Savior.

deb

I took a short break from blogging and just discovered tonight that you’ve visited my place.

Thanks so much. I love having guests.

Also, I love really down-to-earth, tight posts. Like this one!

Beautiful illustration and application.

I’m following.

Sweet dreams.

Heather

I’m grateful for the times when I remember that Jesus remembers. He knows! He can relate to anything I’m going through! And mostly, I have not suffered to the point of shedding my own blood….

Thanks for sharring your God-given gift of encouragement!

SomeGirl

Thanks you guys!! I REALLY do appreciate your comments!! ♥ Michelle

Laura Maly

Yes, it is. And it’s always amazing when our children have those moments of realization, isn’t it? Thanks for sharing.

Laura

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