Posts Tagged ‘Abigail’

Only for a season

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

A few days ago I was desperately trying to get dinner on the table. I knew our chicken probably couldn’t stand any more time in the fridge. I had Sarah in the highchair playing with toys and Abigail in the kitchen helper. I was finishing up the dishes and about to get started on dinner when Abigail decided she didn’t have anything to do and Sarah decided she was bored with her toys. Sarah started wailing and Abigail climbed down, lifting up her arms and calling to be held.

I sighed a very deep sigh. (more…)

Manna

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

Today at lunch Abigail snubbed the lettuce wrap I served her. She’s eaten it before and really enjoyed it; it simply wasn’t what she wanted today. She’s been doing that a lot lately, it’s probably a way of exercising her independence. I occasionally will try to figure out what she wants and give it to her, but today I had made lettuce wraps and didn’t want to make anything else.

It reminded me of the Israelites in the wilderness who complained about the manna from heaven. Like Abigail, the Israelites were completely dependent upon someone else for their food. God, in his grace and love provided good food for them, manna. Like Abigail, they were not satisfied, they complained bitterly, they wanted something else, they cried for meat. (more…)