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,