Monday, September 30, 2013

Opening Our Mouth Wide

“I the Lord am your God, who brought you up from the land of Egypt; Open your mouth wide and I will fill it.”(NIV)

Feeding a small child may be one of the most challenging jobs of parenting.  Even Einstein would have been challenged to come up with a way to get the job done. Some feeding techniques have stood the test of time.  They’ve been passed down, along with Grandma’s special recipes, from one generation to the next.  
One such tactic is the “dive bomber”.  You know, the spoon becomes a dive-bomber, flying erratically up and down until it reaches its destination, hopefully an open mouth.  This approach seldom fails to bring laughter.  And, if you are fortunate, a little food even manages to get into the child’s mouth.

At other times the mouth becomes a sealed tomb.  The dive-bomber must retreat, having failed its mission.  No amount of coaxing or threats will accomplish the purpose.  The tomb is forever sealed.  The food dribbles down the child’s chin and onto the just waxed floor.

God has prepared a sumptuous spiritual feast for his children, a table laden with delicacies that will fill us emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.  How sad that, like stubborn children, we refuse to eat.  We close our mouth tight.  What God has prepared for us dribbles down our chins and onto the floor.

            Feast on all God has for you.  Open your mouth wide.

Opening my mouth wide so God can fill it, Gloria


Tina Cho said...

I so remember those days! Well, my mouth is wide open, I think, just waiting for God to fill it w/blessings.

Gloria McQueen Stockstill said...

Tina, isn't it awesome to think that the God of the universe is willing to bless us? I find that amazing!