Saturday, December 5, 2009

He's got the whole world in His hands

dear emily,

a few months ago, shelby called to have your adorable, three year old samara sing me a song in her sweet little voice.  then i sang 'He's got the whole world...' i could hear her start to giggle, and then shelby laugh hysterically. when she could talk, shelby said, "samara thought you sang 'He's got the whole world in His pants!!!"

this reminded me of max when he was about four, and hans and i were all dressed up for a black tie event.  as we were leaving, max looked up to see my fancy dress, and asked, "mommy, are you going to get  married?"

what a sweet illustration of misunderstanding.  we must be at least that confused when trying to understand the One "whose ways are not our ways."  i wonder if He, along with His loving companions, chuckle at our blunders.

i am singing 'i wonder as i wander' on sunday and have been so moved to consider the babe who came to die for us all.  to think that He divested Himself of His glory and came to live among us...

ephesians 4:10 tells us that He then ascended higher than the heavens to not only have the whole world in His hands, but to also fill the whole universe!

i'm with samara on that one,
lea

8 comments:

Margaret said...

I love that perspective...that God might chuckle at our blunders the way we chuckle at kids saying the darnedest things. While I'm sure there are times when I grieve Him, it's nice to think that there could be times when - even in my misunderstanding - I make Him smile.

letters to emily said...

if anyone, then you!

Paula Deen said...

it was a samara classic ;0)

letters to emily said...

paula, i just want to say how much i enjoy your cooking show...and accent.

Paula Deen said...

How about my teeth and hair?

letters to emily said...

i like rachel ray's better

Anonymous said...

I'm sure the One who holds the whole world in His hands laughs regularly at me. With a sweet tone of total love and exceptance. Your song "i wonder as i wander" was beautiful. I was a mouse in the church.

myletterstoemily said...

hmmm?