Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Bravo, God, Bravo! ~

When was the last time you gave a high five?


High-five!
{Photo Credit}

Not to your husband,


or  wife,



or  son



or daughter,


or  a co-worker,


or a loyal fan who shares your love for the team,


or your faithful four-legged companion,


but to you?



This past summer I was blessed to spend some much needed quality time with my sister and her family. As we were eating dinner one night, her precious little boy suddenly smacked himself in the nose.

"Ouch!" my sister exclaimed. "That had to hurt. Why did you do that, honey?"

"Because, my nose is great! I'm giving it a high five!"

Then, he proceeded to smack himself again, only this time, he yelled, "Good job, nose!"

But, he didn't stop there.

WHAM!

"Good job, eyes!"

SLAP!

"Good job, ears!"

POW!

"Good job, mouth!"

Then, he just sat back in his seat and smiled at his wonderful self.

You made my whole being;
you formed me in my mother's body.
I praise you because you made me in an amazing and wonderful way.
What you have done is wonderful.
I know this very well.

~ Psalm 139:13-14, NCV

This precious little boy not only understood his body was amazing, he was celebrating it.

When was the last time you celebrated you?

As my sister and I laughed at the exuberance and delight of little Sebastian, I couldn't help imagining God's reaction to this elaborate celebration.

How these high fives must have delighted His heart and brought our Creator an enormous amount of pleasure.  After all, it is HE who created us.  It is HE who deserves all the praise.  It is HE who we celebrate when we celebrate us!

Did you mark something off your "to do list" today? Then, stop and give yourself a high five.

Did your legs transport your body through all your daily activities today?  Then, time for a high five.

Did you say "no" to that extra piece of cake?  HIGH FIVE time!

Did you choose patience over anger, or love over hatred.  Then raise your hand and celebrate with God.

We were created for God's pleasure. 
What could bring our Creator more pleasure than celebrating His workmanship?

WHAM!

"Good job, hands!"

SLAP!

"Good job, muscles!"

CLAP!

"Good job, heart!"


BRAVO,

GOD,

BRAVO!


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2 comments:

  1. hmmm. this. . . i need to contemplate. i'm thinking it's all too easy to spend way too much time tearing ourselves down, instead.
    great thoughts to start the day with.
    steph

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  2. What a cute little man! I love how our children remind us of the heart of God.

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