Friday, February 13, 2009

The Silly Things Kids Cling To

For the last few days Luke has been grasping a few Pirates of the Caribbean Playing Cards, the 2-3-5-8-Queen of hearts and the Queen of Diamonds to be exact. He's taken them everywhere he's gone. He tried to take them into the bath, but mean old dad wouldn't let him. A while ago, Caleb was obsessed with a paper Chinese Star I made him and Jake clings to a piece of paper on which we drew all the NFL football helmets. Weird. I have no idea where these cards came from, maybe a birthday party or something. I'm pretty sure the deck is worth less than a dollar. Why do they hold onto things of so little worth so tightly?

I don't know, but I'm guessing God wonders about the same thing. Why do they cling to their status, to their homes, to their...It's not worth much and it'll all be gone soon enough:

1 John 2:15- 17, "Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world— the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions—is not from the Father but is from the world. And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever."

See also, Philippians 3:8, Romans 8:18, Matthew 13:44, Matthew 13:45-46.

Not sure if it's true of you, but I know it is of me - I need to be in constant prayer on this matter, asking God to give me eyes to see the true value of things.

3 comments:

MBK said...

So true. That's a great illustration.

On a lighter note, a little advice for Luke: "Don't draw the queen of diamonds, she'll beat you if she's able. The queen of hearts is always your best bet."

Dan Waugh said...

MBK,
Sorry, but I'm not sure you're the right person to be giving advice on card playing. 10-0.

MBK said...

Well if we're talkin' Euchre, neither of those queens is going to do much for you. AND 8-2.

But The Eagles, they know their cards.

:)