Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Pick Me Up, Mom!

"Pick me up, mom, pick me up!"

At a recent trip to the farm and pumpkin patch near where we live, these were the words that my 3 year old daughter, Lilliana, cried out every time she wanted to pet a tall animal or see something she couldn't see. We were visiting the farm as part of our church M.O.P.S. (Mothers of Preschoolers) group. It had turned out to be a nice, sunny day in spite of the fact that it had begun with a chilly morning.

The farm was packed with animals, hay bales, pumpkins, sights to see and things to do. Lilly was determined to pet everything and do everything. Absolutely nothing (especially being small) was going to stand in her way! When the Llama's neck was too far to reach, when the chicken was inside the high coop, when the baby goat was sitting out of reach on a huge log, I would hear her little voice ask, "Pick me up mom, please pick me up!"

It was fun to see her so enthusiastic about the whole "farm experience". I couldn't resist being a part of her joy. And of course, every time she asked, I would pick her up. When we saw a big, colorful turkey who gobbled loudly, again, she cried "Pick me up mom!"-this time because she was afraid (he was just as big as she was!). Again, I picked her up. We had a wonderful time exploring, playing, and discovering with friends, even if my back was sore by the end of the day.

As Christians, we are able to rely on our Heavenly Father to continually "pick us up", in a much greater way than I lifted Lilly up at the farm! His back will never be sore and His love is everlasting. When we doubt ourselves, when we are tired, and even when we are afraid, the bible says that He will lift us up. All we have to do is humble ourselves and follow Him!

James 4:10
Humble yourselves before the Lord, and He will lift you up.

Psalm 146:8
The Lord gives sight to the blind, the Lord lifts up those that are bowed down, the Lord loves the righteous.

Isaiah 40:31 promises:
They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength they will soar on wings as eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.

The Isaiah passage is frequently memorized and can serve as an inspiration to us all. Not only will the Lord "pick us up", but He will also give us the means to soar on eagles wings!

As you go about your day, cast your cares upon the Lord, share with Him your hopes and dreams, humble yourself before Him, let him lead your life. If you do, He will definitely "pick you up"and when He does, you will be able to enjoy the "farm" of your life.


Tirzah said...

I can definitely identify with the "pick me ups" and love the way you have used this as an anology for God's word and His love for us.

Amber Vlangas said...

Thanks for posting, I am glad that the words that God has given me to write have been encouraging to others! I looked at your blog and added to my list. Great content, so relevant for the Christian business woman! Please stop by again!

Tirzah said...

Hi Amber, thanks again. Just checking in to make sure you received my email.

Amber Vlangas said...

Hi Tirzah,
It got caught in my spam filter, but I just found it and sent you a reply.

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