Thursday, September 3, 2015

Bon Mot Serenade - Day 6 - Care Package

Sometimes when a kid is away at camp or perhaps a soldier is stationed overseas, a super-mom will put together a care package for her child.  That care package may contain homemade cookies, some candy, and other items that super-mom thinks will bring a smile to her son or daughter.  Mom is probably smiling and eager for her child to receive that package!

Super-mon would suddenly be renamed super-villain if instead of sweets, the child opened the carefully wrapped cardboard box only to find limp broccoli and moldy cabbage.  Suppose instead of a hand-written note of encouragement the box contained a copy of a utility bill with the scrawled message 'please pay'?

Now consider a favorite passage of many.

casting all your care on Him, because He cares about you. 1 Peter 5:7 (HCSB)

God actually wants us to send to him a care package.  Not a package of goodies for God, but rather everything that we find distasteful or difficult.  Anything that is too hard for us (everything) needs to be thrown in a box and cast upon Him.  Oddly, God is actually like that smiling mother who anticipates and smiles upon the cares we send His way.  It is his delight.

Finding Favour, also part of the Air1 Positive Hits Tour, captures this sentiment well. 

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