Thursday, December 3, 2009

the details

Well today was a day of prayer and praise. I spent many, many moments on my knees today.
Austin has really taken an interest to prayer and to Jesus lately. He comes near and hovers by my side when I pray. He is full of so many insightful questions. But the thing that amazes me the most is his dedication to the details.
He wants to know what the soldiers used to pierce His side, he wants to know about the crown of thorns, about the roman soldiers and how the Lord felt about them. He wants to know about Pontius and about Jesus rising again. He wants to know all the details. He wants to memorize them and study them. This, to me, is incredible. It also reminds me of the details of Jesus that I often forget about.
The true details. How He really died on the cross to save us. His hands were pierced, a crown of thorns placed on His head. He was spit on, mocked, beaten. His human body broken for you and for me. I can only imagine the look in His eyes as he cried out to our Father in Heaven for the last time. I can only imagine the pain He endured for our salvation. I can only imagine the LOVE. The details bring me to my knees again and again.
So tonight as our day was winding down, and I went upstairs to get EJ ready for bed, I saw this on my door.
When I asked Austin what his GI Joes were doing taped to my door, he replied, " I wanted to remind you of Jesus, I don't want you to forget."
Thank you so much Austin. You have no idea how you lift me up and encourage me. I won't forget. Not about any of it. Not one detail.

And also, I think I know why my laundry seems to never get done anymore......
(sorry this is sooooo dark. we love to turn the lights off and just have the Christmas tree on :)

clothes monster from E Nault on Vimeo.

EJ is doing okay here at home with us and we try to take it day by day. He is still not eating nearly enough calories despite our best efforts. At this point it is looking like a feeding tube is our only option. Our next appointment is December 21st, and if there is no weight gain again, we will do it that day. So if you could pray for little EJ to gain weight it would be such a blessing! Although a feeding tube isn't the worst thing by any means, I still cling to some hope he won't need it!
"My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness."
2 Corinthians 12:9


M Harrison said...

Hi Elle, my name is Maddie. I saw a post about you and your family on the Design Girl's blog. We're also a CMCD family, and I saw alot of myself in your posts. If you ever need to talk, please let me know. Take care, and God bless y'all.

KK said...

You are giving an incredible gift raising your children in the Lord. I love that they are eating it up. It will sink in and they won't forget!

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