Thursday, January 26, 2012

To Know Is Not Enough

We know how to look.
We must learn how to see.
We know how to hear.
We must learn how to listen.
We know how to touch.
We must learn how to feel.
We know how to taste.
We must learn how to savor.
We know how to think.
We must learn how to reason.
We know how to talk.
We must learn how to converse.
We know how to do.
We must learn how to serve.
We know how to say thank you.
We must learn how to be grateful.

"Now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when he appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is."  1 John 3:2 (NIV)

More glimpses of grace gifts:

#144 the pace of a well-prepared day
#145 the chatter of an 11-year-old as we make cookies together
#146 the hourly rescue: my Bible, 1000 Gifts, my journal, my list
#147 scratching pencils and tapping keys of children working on assignments
#148 cheese bubbling on fries
#149 Josh walking in the door early because game-club was cancelled
#150 soft whoosh and cool breezes of a fan
#151 teaching about the sun using a globe
#152 teaching school stretched across my bed
#153 getting the icing for the sugar cookies perfectly stiff
#154 remnants of the hole in the backyard under the swingset - and years of outdoor adventures that created it
#155 tender-hearted boys who quickly jump in to help their mom with the aching back
#156 breakfast made for me and brought to my room
#157 all three of us working quietly on our own things, but together.
#158 starting the day laughing together at funny street performers on YouTube
#159 dirt on the floor reminding me of new boots, a back yard, and outside play.
#160 rain clouds moving across the sky on cooler weather
#161 the unlocking and turning of the front door knob
#162 the thousands of things Stephen says that make me laugh!
#163 a sense of complete peace - I had almost forgotten this feeling.
#164 sushi and comfortable conversation

... and on and on they come!

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