Friday, March 30, 2012

The Dr. Seuss Quote for Today - I'm Sorry to Say So . . .

The Dr. Seuss Quote for today is,  "I'm sorry to say so but, sadly it's true - that bang-ups and hang-ups can happen to you!" This is true. Bang-ups and hang-ups can and will happen to us. Our world is broken by sin and because of this, hurt, pain and disappointment are part of life. We do not, however; have to be defeated by our bang-ups and hang-ups! Consider Joshua 1:9, " I’ve commanded you to be brave and strong, haven’t I? Don’t be alarmed or terrified, because the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.We do not have to be alarmed or terrified because the LORD our God is with us wherever we go!!!! Look at Psalm 27:1, " The LORD is my light and my salvation. Should I fear anyone? The LORD is a fortress protecting my life. Should I be frightened of anything?" We don't have to fear our bang-ups or hang-ups because God is our light and salvation and He is with us! Look at I Corinthians 15:56-58, "The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain." God gives us the victory through Jesus so we can be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord because we know our labor is not in vain! So, bring on the bang-ups and hang-ups, God is with us and He gives us the victory!

Be sure to point this out to your grandchildren, too! Ask them about the bang-ups and hang-ups they've experienced and share how you've learned from the bang-ups and hang-ups in your own life. Lead them in thanking and praising God for giving them the victory and be sure to take a moment to pray for each grandchild by name - "Thank You God for Your great love for _____! Thank You for Your promise to be with him/her in their bang-ups and hang-ups and thank You for giving him/her the victory! Thank You, Amen!" 

2 comments:

  1. i loved this series you did on Dr. Seuss quotes! Thanks for sharing and giving us some good insight to share with our little ones when reading these books to them :)

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  2. Thank you TiF - so glad you enjoyed this series! :-) Thank you for reading grandma's cookie jar

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