The Great Bondini Incident???

July 23, 2008

I promised to share our family’s funniest memory in my last blog.  My younger daughter, after reading that blog, asked what the family’s funniest memory was….

OOPS! 

That’s when I realized that this incident had happened before she was born!  All those times we teased her father or mentioned super-glue, all of the rest of us had a point of reference that she didn’t. 

So, I told her the story. 

I think she’s still trying to figure out what was the big deal.

Okay, so maybe you had to be there. Funny has that problem sometimes.

Our relationship with God is like that.  God has a different point of reference than we do.  He knows more.  WAY MORE.  We don’t always get the big picture.  We see things from one point of view, from one side or another, and the challenge is to transcend that limited reference point.  

These are the times when things happen we don’t understand.  These are the “Why?” moments for some of us.  Me, I’ve never been big on asking God why, but on trying to understand how he will use something.  But you may come at life’s situations in a different way.  Which ever it is, we need the whole picure.  And it’s the one that only God has. 

So, when I really need a point of reference, I have to go to God.  But, only if I want the big picture. 

Get the big picture.

Joshua 5:13-15

And it came to pass, when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted up his eyes and looked, and, behold, there stood a man over against him with his sword drawn in his hand: and Joshua went unto him, and said unto him, [Art] thou for us, or for our adversaries?  And he said, Nay; but [as] captain of the host of the LORD am I now come. And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and did worship, and said unto him, What saith my lord unto his servant?  And the captain of the LORD’S host said unto Joshua, Loose thy shoe from off thy foot; for the place whereon thou standest [is] holy. And Joshua did so.

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2 Responses to “The Great Bondini Incident???”

  1. Lynn C. Says:

    Debbie,
    I have been wondering where your blogs were!!?? lol, well, this stirred up some “why’s” I have asked , wondered….when i hurt, i wonder why something happened that way, like random things, or when i prayed and the answer didn’t come the way i had “Hoped” but i KNOW down deep, God is in control, but it still stirs up fear to run rapid, sometimes, when you want stability! To be at rest, in your heart! Boy, I needed to get that off my chest, ha ha! love you, good blog!

  2. Dusty Takle Says:

    We are not the “stars” on the big pictures. God is. He always is. Whenever we can wrap our heads around that one – that’s it not about us – we will handle the lack of understanding much better. As for me, I’m still working on this one, but getting there. Terrific blog – and clever analogy!!


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