July 2, 2007

Lessons from the Care Bears

A couple days ago, Carson was watching one of his videos and one of the previews was of a Care Bears movie. The theme song goes something like..."Wish all your troubles away, da da da da da..." and it went on about that and I got to thinking, hey, we don't have to wish all our troubles away, we can just give them to Jesus, in fact he wants us to give them to him because he cares for us. 1 Peter 5:7 says "cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you." Isn't that great??? We don't have to wish our cares away, we can actually hand them over to the One who is completely able and desirous (is that a word?) of them. So I mentioned to Carson how silly it was that they were singing about just wishing our troubles away, when we can give them to Jesus and he'll take care of them, and so he naturally wondered why the Care Bears don't just do that? Yeah, I wonder too, they'd be much better off. :-) But honestly, sometimes I do find myself just wishing (maybe not wishing per se, but maybe daydreaming) them away or something like that. Why? Why do I forget that God cares for me and wants to hear all the thoughts on my heart. So the next morning, I woke up early (must have been the Spirit nudging me cuz usually I don't get any quiet time in the morning before there is a cute blonde boy pulling me out of bed) and I got some really good time to just give all the things to Jesus that have been on my worry/burden list. It felt so good to just give my Savior all my troubles, knowing he cares for me and will work them all out in his time. So...thank you Care Bears for the lesson, if only you could know Jesus, too, you'd have a lot more fun sliding down those rainbows and jumping in the clouds, not having to worry about just wishing your troubles away. :-)


Christi said...

I know you didn't, but it feels like you wrote that just for me. Your little Care Bears story could change this whole month for me. I love you and your wisdom, friend.

Rachel Anne said...

Michelle, thank you so much for commenting on my blog so I could "follow you home" and get to know you!! I have enjoyed reading about your beautiful family. Oh, so much in common! The camping! The movie night! The popcorn! Colorado love! We should be friends. Can I put you on my Company Girl list?

Hey, I am still working on my own little worry list...you know, giving it all to Jesus. It's nice to know that we're all in it together.

Sandy said...

Michelle, you will never know how many people you touch with your thoughts and musings. I think about what you said every night before I go to sleep, you are so right about what God can do for us, thanks for the reminder. You have such special gifts, I'm so glad you are sharing yourself and your family in your blog.
With love and admiration,
your cousin Sandy