Sunday, October 19, 2008

Did you know....

..."repenteth" isn't in blogger's spell check!? (surprise, surprise)

Did you know blogger has a spell-check?

Did you know I couldn't think of a title for this blog post!?!?

Moving on.....

Today, after both boys had just about pushed us to our limits, I turned to Greg and said, "Sometimes being a parent is a pain in the booty."

Something in my mind immediately turned the tables and I added, "I bet God says the same thing sometimes!"

After another moment of thought, I realized, yes, He has said pretty much exactly the same thing (well, without the unseemly reference to any body parts):

"... it repenteth me that I have made them (man)" Genesis 6:7

or in other words: "I'm sorry I made them"

Ouch.

In fact, he was so sorry he had made them, he was going to destroy them. (Genesis 6:7, again) (The ultimate 'I brought you into this world and I can take you out of it')

But, thankfully, "Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD." Gen. 6:8

Thank you, God for grace. Especially when I know I must often act as childish as my preschoolers. Whiny, disobedient, and stubborn at times. And yet, you love me more than I can understand.

"Thou whom I have taken from the ends of the earth, and called thee from the chief men thereof, and said unto thee, Thou art my servant; I have chosen thee, and not cast thee away. Fear thou not; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea I will help thee; yea I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness." Isaiah 41:9&10

Isn't that good to know? I'm glad God's a better parent than I am. I want to be just like Him! :)

3 comments:

Smockity Frocks said...

I loved reading this! Thank you, Amy, for the reminder.

The Cole's est 2002 said...

Right there with you friend!

Mommy said...

Thank you Amy for that. Today, I have been having a challanging day. Actually a challanging week!

I have been praying for encouragement from the Lord all day long. That verse is my answer!

So ((((hugs))))!