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Fuzzy.
I know!
But our little boy has a tough time holding still long enough to take a good picture with my phone (high speed camera is a different story!)

He said something to me today that caused me to stop and think.

We were discussing the fact that he has a test on Wednesday and Papa is the one taking him, and would leave him for the two hours and pick him back up. Then I would pick him up from Papa.

He cried.

Since getting his thoughts out can be a major struggle I suggested we wait for him to calm down.

After a bit,  he tried again, explaining the issue.

“I don’t like being alone with strangers.”

Understandable,  but I had made a special trip to introduce him to the teacher giving the test so he wouldn’t be nervous.

“I don’t like being alone, without any family.”

Uhm….

Well, what do you think would help you?
“A picture.”

A photograph?  Of our family?

“Yes. That’s what I want. Then I won’t be alone.”

Okay, we can make that happen!

A verse came to mind.

“Then Jesus cried out and said, ‘He who believes in Me, believes not in Me but in Him who sent Me. And he who sees Me sees Him who sent Me.'” John 12:44-45

God knows that we do better with a picture or an example to really understand.

Although Jesus no longer walks on the Earth we have so much written about Him that we can understand Him much better than if we did not have the Bible.

And Jesus told us to know Him is to know the Father.

As someone who loves words and pictures, I am so glad He gave us the Word.

It also encourages me to again ask the questions:
Do I know God?
What parts of my own ideas have I put into what I think I know?
How well do I know Jesus?

For in this is a key.

“If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; and from now on you know Him and have seen Him.”
John 14:7

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