Friday, September 24, 2010

Bamboo Two

This is Bamboo. Bamboo is one of the favorite stuffed animals of my youngest daughter. But what she doesn't know, is that this is actually Bamboo II.

You see Bamboo was left unattended downstairs. And when you have two dogs, bad things can happen to unattended stuffed animals. Bamboo gotten dirty, beaten up and ripped apart. I made an emergency visit to the store and purchased a new Bamboo. Hence Bamboo II. Now Bamboo is clean, fresh and "like" new...because he is new.

In life, we too get beaten up. We are dirty from our sins, ripped apart by our problems. Life is like two dogs chewing on us. But then there is Jesus. He makes us new again! He didn't make a trip to the store, but a trip to the cross. And like Bamboo II, we are brand new!

I love my daughter so much, I didn't want her to feel the loss of her beloved stuff animal. God loves us too much to lose us too. All we have to do is love and accept Jesus, then we'll be made brand new, just like Bamboo II.

"And he who was seated on the throne said, 'Behold, I am making all things new.'" Revelation 21:5
Chatty Kelly


Sharon Sloan - Joy In The Truth said...

Awwww....Bamboo II looks so clean and fresh!!! We can't always protect our kids from pain in life, but we can equip and shield them in God's love and in His Word. Your loving parenting in this reflects our Heavenly Father. Well done, mom! :)


KelliGirl said...

Hi there Kelly,
What a great story with a powerful message. We have a dog and I well know the fate of stuffed animals that "wander" into their territory. I am continually finding stuffed animals out in the yard that our dog brought outside.

Hope you're well!

Edwina at The Picket Fence said...

Great story. I am sure your little one will never notice that Bamboo II is 'new'. Just like Jesus never notices our sin anymore. Forgiven and set free by his wonderful grace.

KrippledWarrior said...

You have a knack for this. And believe it or don't. But my word verification to post this is knacka.