Have a dressed up day!

Friday, October 7, 2011

No Monsters Allowed

Mommy, 'ook.  No monsters allowed here.

We have pulled into a neighborhood and ever watchful ever alert eyes on face full of innocence sees the sign.  I gaze at his face in my mirror and whisper,

If only

Later he all tucked into bed wearing his Star Wars costume - light saber and helmet at his side - eyes heavy with want of sleep and he is the good hero dressed in white and ready for battle.

I brush back his hair and kiss face I love and remember the sign.

Father God, please keep his monsters small. 

Be strong in the Lord, and in the strength of His might. 
Ephesians 6:10

Later his daddy catches him sitting up in bed playing.  Only moments before he was told no

There was a battle and he lost.  For just as it was true in the Garden of Eden until now it is true for him.

Yes son, there is a monster. 

But there is armor. 

Therefore, take up the full armor of God, that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm . . .  put on the breastplate of righteousness . . . taking up the shield of faith . . . and take the Helmet of Salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God.
Ephesians 6:13

And just as it was true in the Garden of Eden until now - there is a hero.  There is salvation.

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life.
John 3:16

And that monster - he's already lost the war.

"I am He that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death."
Revelation 1:18

And there is an eternity where no monsters are allowed.

Jesus said, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die."
John 11:25-26

And I kiss his sleeping face.

God, let him be your warrior.  Let him be for You. 

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

Beautifully expressed ... I am so thankful that the monster of this world is already defeated, even though I don't always act like I believe that. And I'm thankful that my lack of faith doesn't alter the truth!

Drawing of me losing my cool courtesy of budding artist, Izzy.

Have a dressed up day!

. . . put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Colossians 3:12