Wednesday, April 26, 2023



In our den we have a pillow that has mine and Glen's name, the names of all three of our children and our daughter-in-law and the names of all four of our grandchildren.  

I ordered it online and when it arrived, I was very surprised at how thin the material was.  Our youngest grandchildren, Ewan (age 6) and Evelyn (age 4) love to play with the throw pillows in our den.  Once, when they were spending the weekend with us, they were occupied in this play and I noticed them throwing and falling on the "Davis" pillow.  I told them to be very careful with that pillow.  My exhortation was simply because I didn't know if the pillow could withstand their play.  But Ewan inferred a different reason.

Last week, the children were once again playing with the pillows, but this time when Evelyn picked up the "Davis" pillow, Ewan very seriously interrupted her.

"Evelyn, be careful with that pillow," he cautioned, "it is very special to us."

It was one of those moments when the adult has to turn away so the child doesn't see their smile.  The part that tickled me the most was the "to us."  He didn't say it was special to Grannie Frannie or to Granddaddy, but to "us."  His authoritative tone made the statement seem even more important.

He is indeed part of "us".  He is a part of the Davis family and he knows it. I see the traits of his father, brother and Grandfather in him every time we are together. Even at age six, he has shown a great respect for family and he loves to have his family all together.  

Just as Ewan was born into our family, when we put our faith and trust in the Lord Jesus, we become God's son or daughter.  We become a part of the family of God.  Even more than that, the Holy Spirit comes to indwell our hearts.  We will forever be a part of that "us."  The Bible tells us that " are the temple of the Living God; as God hath said, 'I will dwell in them, and walk in them:  and I will be their God, and they shall be my people,' " (2 Corinthians 6:16.)

Wherever we go, whatever we do, we do not do it simply as "me," but as "us,"  our spirit joined to the Holy Spirit.  He is with us and within us so that we can face whatever comes to us, not in our power and strength alone, but with His power and strength as well.  We are and will forever be a "we."  

Of what do we then have to fear?

"Now have we received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God, 
that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God."
1 Corinthians 2:12

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