Size Matters/Sunday

My 2 youngest children received 2 brand new bicycles this past weekend.  They are mountain bikes and they are about 22 and 24 inches, which is taller than the bicycles they have.  I was excited for them.  They did not know when I left for the day that I would be coming home with these bicycles; neither did I.  After being surprised and happy that they had new bikes; the examination period began.  As the bikes were pulled out of the back of the van my children stated that these bikes were too big and then and there they decided they could not ride them.  I really was surprised to hear these words come out of their mouths because I know that once you can ride a bike you can always ride a bike regardless of the size.  Well this well proved fact was one that my children just could not believe.  It was like trying to convince them to eat their broccoli because it really is good for them. Deep down inside they know it to be true however they still know that they could possibly be wrong and that maybe just maybe I don’t know what I am talking about. After about 2 days they rode the bikes and low and behold they could ride them and size really didn’t matter.

Today is Sunday the day I like the best.  This morning as I entered the sanctuary, I felt full. I felt blessed. I felt emotional and I felt love. The reason for the feelings are twofold and the one for which I blog today is that there in the front row was the 12-year-old writer for the POC Youth Newsletter. She sat with mask draped over her mouth to keep out any substance and she smiled, she cried, she rocked.  She has been diagnosed with brain cancer. She has begun chemotherapy. She is strong, she loves the Lord, she is unique.  I wonder what would she say to my youngest if given a new bike would she automatically assume she could ride it or would she just try to find out that she could. I choose to believe the latter.  This Sunday I am reminded that God is God and there is no other. She sat in the front row as a testament to His power in our lives and in the lives of those around us.

Yolande Barial
Your Words Project: Speaking on Purpose

Seeks to Enrich the Lives of Women through Spoken and Written Word.

“Through her inspirational writings and spiritual poetry, Yolande Barial empowers women of all ages to be on purpose.”


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