Dancing in the Light

I John 1:7 "If we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ, His Son, cleanses us from all sin."

Location: North Platte, Nebraska, United States

I am a christian wife, mother and grandmother. I am a licensed Social worker and a licensed Christian counselor. I am most proud of the relationships I have with God, my family and friends all over the world. I have been blessed beyond my dreams.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Me and My Blankie

My granddaughter has a favorite blue blanket. It was a given to her at her birth. It is not frilly and lacey and girlie looking. In fact, now that she is four years old, it has a few stains and a few tatters. But it is beautiful to her and one rarely sees Madi without her "blue blankie." In order to launder the blankie, we must negotiate with her. She will need to know how many minutes until it is returned. She has carried it with her since she could walk. She sleeps with it. She relies on it when she is frightened or upset. She will tell you she feels safe when she has her blue blankie and when she has it, she can go anywhere and do anything. She is afraid of nothing. In Charlie Brown stories, the character, Linus, also had a blue blanket. He called it his "security blanket", and he devised ways to keep it with him at all times.
Security is something we all desire. We want and need to feel safe. Proverbs 18:10 says "The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe." Our own security is rooted in our association with the Creator of the universe. In His name, we have protection from our enemies, protection from the forces about us and the security that comes from belonging to the Lord of all.
John 10:28 says we are His sheep and as His sheep, eternal life is given us. The text continues with, we will never perish. He holds us in His hand and nothing can snatch us out. Isn't that awesome? We have security as long as we stay in His hand. There is nothing that can take us away---except our own free will. We can step out of His hand, out where there is death and distruction, out where safety is not to be found, out where we must always fear being devoured by the evil one. Or we can choose to stay beneath the shadow of His wings (Psalm 17:8) where we are the apple of His eye. In His care, in His name, we can feel as safe and secure as a small child with their favorite blankie---ready to face any foe, ready to take on any challenge, secure in the warmth of His love at it is wrapped all around us.



Blogger Larissa said...

Awww...how sweet, blue blankie is now famous!

8:37 PM  

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