Held

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Nothing was better as a child than to be held.  Nightmares, calling out in the darkness, Mom would be there, I was safe, I was held.  Travelling to a new place, Mom or Dad would take my hand, lead me through the uncertainty, the newness, until we were in a safe location and they could let go.

“Yet I am always with You; You hold me by my right hand.” ~Psalm 73:23

God is always there, in the darkness (which is not dark to Him), in the uncertainties (of which He knows the outcome), in the newness.  He made you, He loves you, Jesus will never leave you.  You are held.  Blessings, Lisa

Father and Son

 

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The father sits, close enough to help, but far enough to free

The son explores, tests, sees, hears, lives

The father watches and waits for the moments

The son asks, listens, loves

c2014 Lisa Lyons

I love, love, love this picture of my husband and son in Ireland when he was small.  So much in one image, so many good memories.  Enjoy your day today, and be blessed.  Lisa

Flying School

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“Watch that wing!  Pull your nose up!  Keep on the outlook for fish, and don’t forget….have fun!”  ~Teacher Bird

My three birds are have flown out of their nest into various schools this morning.  Praying for their day to be one of joy and newness and friendship and learning.  And for them to have fun on the journey.  🙂  Slainte, Lisa

Watching Over

When our children are little, we watch, carefully and diligently.  We don’t want to let them get hurt, yet we want them to experience life and learn.  A fine and difficult balance.  On our first trip to Ireland, our little 7 year old Joshua wanted to climb everything he saw.  Every rock, wall, half crumbled staircase was his wonder of a playground.  And watching carefully, waiting to catch him if he needed it, we let him climb.  He learned and experienced and enjoyed his trip so much.

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God must feel like that with us.  He watches over us carefully, yet he loves us enough to let us experience all the climbs and hardships.  He knows that this is how we grow, and learn, and become more like Him eventually.  But it is so comforting to read, “The Lord will keep you from all harm – He will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.”  ~ Psalm 121:7-8  We are not alone, and we have a loving Father who is watching and waiting to keep us safe when we need it.  Blessings, Lisa