The dreaded day arrived. It was time to get rid of baby girl’s pacifier (aka; “bee”). My granddaughter has had it since the day she came home from the hospital. Bee comforted, soothed and gave her some security. But, it was time to give it up and grow a little because the pediatrician saw what it was doing to her teeth.
So, on the appointed morning, my daughter cut the tips off of all the “bees” and when Emmie tried to suck on each one, they were “broke” and needed to be thrown away.
Needless to say, Emmie had a pretty rough week. Very little sleep, frustrated and lots of crying, but, Mommy held her. Prayed with her. Encouraged her. Loved on her. Was right beside her during the entire process of weaning.
Isn’t this a picture of what we adults go through when something we love isn’t good for us? Many times, the things we love become idols and we serve the object or habit instead of of the One that loves us. How hard it is to give up something we love. And yet, what we get in return far surpasses any “comfort” we received from what we thought we needed most to survive.
Jesus, Your Name is above every other Name. Those who build their lives upon You have a firm foundation; one that stands the test of time into eternity. You and You Alone satisfy every need, desire, dream and purpose. Thank you for caring about us individually and helping Emmie with her first big growing up life change. Amen!
Jesus said, “I tell you most solemnly that anyone who chooses a life of sin is trapped in a dead-end life and is, in fact, a slave. A slave is a transient, who can’t come and go at will. The Son, though, has an established position, the run of the house. So if the Son sets you free, you are free through and through. John 8:34-36