Little Doses of June / "Uh-Oh"

A Little Dose of June

Recently my two year old grandson McCabe came to visit for several days while my family and I were at my Mom and Dad's home in Florida. Noticing the ABC magnets his great grandparents had on their refrigerator door, "Caby" quickly proceeded to rearrange them by shoving each one between the opening of the refrigerator and freezer doors. After careful placement, Caby discovered that all his magnets were stuck between the two doors and he couldn't retrieve them. Quickly, frustration seemed to get the best of our grand baby and he would say, "Uh-Oh", with such bewilderment as if to ask, "how did this happened?" Hearing his addled "uh-oh", I promptly opened the refrigerator and scooped out the hidden magnets, placing them back on the front of the door for Caby's pleasure again. Without hesitation, Caby proceeded with the same exact routine, a routine he repeated over and over again. It was almost like he couldn't figure out how or why the magnets had gotten there, even though he was the culprit! This puzzled me as I listened to him exclaim his seemingly innocent, "Uh-Oh's" time and time again; yet I knew somewhere inside our Caby Baby, he knew exactly what he was doing, but he trusted his "Buggy" and "Boss"(our Grandma and Grandpa names) to save the day...and we did.

As I watched this drill play out before me, I couldn't help but think how true it is of us adults as well; we make our own messes most of the time. And when the damage is done, we throw open our arms and exclaim,"Uh-Oh" as if we had nothing to do with our problem, then look to God and others to clean up our "adult ABC magnets". Ring true for you?  It does me; unfortunately many times over. Remember the LORD compares us to sheep and we will do dumb things until we are made complete upon our true day of "Life"; the day we join Him in heaven.  But we are called to holiness, righteousness and obedience to HIM; therefore, our "Uh-Oh's" will be no excuse. So, let's commit to do the right thing and make our "Uh-Oh's" become our "Don't do it  No Mo's!" 

Interestingly, Jesus said in John 10:7,10 "...Most assuredly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep...If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture."  We were the savior for Caby, being able to return his ABC's, but Jesus is our Savior offering a much greater gift; life eternal with HIM!