Learning from Eirene: Being a contortionist

Children are really smart, you can learn so much from them just by observing them. During the next 4 Sundays of the month of March I will share with you a couple of things I have learned from my daughter. 

In Hebrew 12:1-2 says: “Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,  Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.”

According to the dictionary a contortionist is someone, especially an acrobat capable of twisting into extraordinary positions. Well, my daughter has a special ability to contort. No matter what you put on her path she will find a way to reach her goal. It doesn’t matter how big or small is the obstacle or how narrow or wide is the path she will focus on her goal until reach it. Lately, she is been specially obsessed to turning off the computer. The little button with the flashy blue light is so attracting to her that she cannot rest until she is able to push that button. She has learned to slowly contort her body around our legs and the chair until she is able to reach the flashy blue button.

Through our lives we confront different obstacles along our way and we must learn to contort. It is imperative that we not lose our focus and take our eyes off the goal. Like the flashy blue light button my daughter can’t resist, we must set our eyes in Jesus instead of focusing in our obstacles and difficulties.

There is a prize awaiting at the end, spending eternity with God. What could be better?


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