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Bubbling Over

2010 August 19
by John H

       The three desperados came into the kitchen, bubbling over with the news of a new kitten. Suzanna tells me how cute it is. Daniel tells me what it eats and where it came from. Chloe shows me where it scratched her while she was trying dress it in doll clothes. For the rest of the day, the subject of the kitten keeps returning. The girls get out all the stuffed cats in the toy closet, there are actually quite a few, and the play continues intermittently.
       It is amazing how, when we are excited about something, or something is precious to us, we talk about it or think about it. Often, something new reminds us of things hidden in the closet, neglected because they are old and taken for granted. When I was a new Christian, I was excited about sharing the gospel with others. Now that I am much older, I forget. It takes a new experience to remind me of the precious truths that I take for granted. It is closet cleaning time. I need to get the taken-for-granted-truths out of the closet and put them on display, where I can be reminded of their importance in my life. Maybe then, I can bubble over with enthusiasm about Christ and others will notice.
Psalm 145: 17-21: The Lord is righteous in all his ways and loving toward all he has made.
The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.
He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them.
The Lord watches over all who love him, but all the wicked he will destroy.
My mouth will speak in praise of the Lord.
Let every creature praise his holy name for ever and ever.

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