So today I was making bread and when I weighed out the flour, I realised something. With all these blogs I've followed over the last year and a half, I've seen a lot of tiny premature babies on them. And I mean tiny. It hit me today that that flour's weight was 1lb 4oz and there have been many babies born smaller than that. It seems crazy with that small bowl of flour in your hands to think there could be a living thing smaller than that.
On that theme, I recently bought a Green Beans wristband, seen in top picture. And on that thought ... sadly, small babies don't always survive. Until that happened with these people last year, I didn't really know, as in really know, the reality of that. Only God knows why, obviously. Sometimes it's obvious what He's doing, sometimes it isn't. And we can only accept that.
The other two in the picture are WWJD (What Would Jesus Do) and Shine Like Stars. So now that these two are in my mind, let's have some scriptures about them, which don't really have anything to do with the above topic, but I feel like writing them, so here goes.
"Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe". Philippians 2: 14-15, NIV
That first part, Do everything without complaining or arguing, is very clear and to the point, but yet one of the hardest things to follow that the Bible says. I'm sure I'm not alone on that thought. How often we complain or argue, myself included, I don't know. And when you think, what would Jesus do, I have a feeling He wouldn't argue. When someone offends you, it is so easy to yell at them, particularly if they do so themselves. But the best thing there is Jesus understands:
"The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. " Psalm 103:8