Experienced something like this at school today. A huge care taker in this classroom…magic as a matter of fact. And I have to say, it is so fascinating to watch the children approach this thing with such confidence. Heartwarming to say the least and it made me realize a few things that must be happening in their young minds.
First, they have to know about this comforter. ~ someone must tell them.
Second, they have to believe in it. ~ someone must show them.
Third, they have to decide to use it. ~ someone must encourage them.
Yeah, I'm talking about the ouchie lotion. But honestly, don't we all need a good ouchie lotion? Sure, modern medicine cures many of life's ailments but this stuff…it is magic for everything you can imagine. Look! 🙂
How stinking adorable is this? These littles know it, believe in it and use it with unwavering trust. And I'm here to tell you…it works in amazing ways.
How we all wish there was such a thing as ouchie lotion for every hurt. Ouchie lotion is a perfect example of how these littles have faith.
Half the battle of faith is having pure childlike belief and unwavering trust.
Psychologically speaking, that kind of childlike belief calms the mind and immediately does the work of helping the hurt. It's not really magic, it's spirit.
Out of the mouths of babies:
I fell down and hurt myself so I put on the ouchie lotion.
I put on the ouchie lotion and now it will feel better tomorrow.
This is my favorite part about today. I'm calling it ouchie lotion devotion.
The Greek word is parakletos which means; called to the side of another. A comforter, counselor, encourager, advocate, helper. Someone constantly supporting and encouraging. For the Christian, our ouchie lotion is the Holy Spirit.
A few things must be happening in our minds though.
We have to know about this care taker. ~ scripture tells us.
Second, we have to believe in it. ~ scripture shows us.
Third, we have to use it. ~ scripture encourages us.
Reading scripture takes patience. It also takes the help of the spirit to teach us and speak to us as we read. I'm still reading passages over again and will undoubtedly re-read again. It's easy to get confused. Listen to the spirit and you'll never be alone. In scripture or in anything. ❤️
Not to mention strong convictions grounded in the only real ouchie lotion. Not man made.
I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever—the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you.
Loved By Grace,