"Do It Again, Poppy!"

childish repetition, God's love for repetition, adult impatience, Bible
Our grandchildren, like all small children, can do the same thing over and over without boredom. Adults, on the other hand, lose interest and patience quickly. 

My husband is more patient than I am, so he’s our grandchildren’s favorite playmate. 

G.K. Chesterton said, “Because children have abounding vitality, because they are in spirit fierce and free, therefore they want things repeated and unchanged…[but] grown-up people are not strong enough to exult in monotony[perhaps] God makes every daisy separately, but has never got tired of making them. It may be that He has the eternal appetite of infancy; for we have sinned and grown old, and our Father is younger than we.”*

I love this picture of God… excited to make each daisy.

“The LORD…will not grow tired or weary… He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.” Isaiah 40:28-29
My husband letting the girls do his hair

Today I'm thanking God for his repetitious grace and forgiveness despite my repetitious stubbornness.

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  1. Me too Gail! Praise the Lord, His grace and Mercy is renewed each day to us! What a gracious, patient caring God we have! Blessings!

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  3. Random acts of greatness pale in comparison to habitual acts of faithfulness. -Ann Voskamp
    Been trying lately to see those daily mundane tasks as acts of worship because they are done unto Him, and are also a reflection of His character as I pursue simply being faithful. Thanks Gail!

  4. This is one of those God posts that come EXACTLY when you need it! Thanks for letting Him speak through you & for linking once again with UNITE! Always love coming here!

  5. Today I'm thanking God for his repetitious grace and forgiveness despite my repetitious stubbornness.

    Ha! Love it!
    That is one of my favorite quotes (and books) as well! He did it AGAIN! Made the sun rise, woke me up, woke up my babies, gave us daily bread!
    God is good!

  6. We need that don't we! thanks for linking with me.

  7. Oh how lovely! I just yesterday had a conversation about this very topic- how it's such a struggle to accept monotony and embrace God in it. Thank you for posting this.

  8. This reality is wonderful - I like the way you have posted the biblical affirmation of Chesterton's paradoxical rendition. Thank God He doesn't weary of our sins and follies, and the monotony of us asking forgiveness over and over and over....

  9. Oh that image of God delighting in the creation of each and every daisy is so powerful. And I have the nerve to call doing dishes boring. Hmm.


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