SUNDAY’S SIMPLE SERMON – FACE TO FACE

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Addy hurt her toe.  Her tears and cries became stronger as mom came to see.  Addy was sitting on the driveway.  Mom runs up.  Cries and tears were even stronger until Mom knelt down eye to eye with Addy, murmured soothing words, patted the toe, and said, “Are you okay now?”  Addy nodded a yes.

You see Addy wanted a “face to face” healing moment with Mom.  All Moms know how to “kiss it and make it better.”  If “kiss it and make it better” doesn’t work, then “band-aid it and make it better” will. 😀

Moms love it.  Children love it.  Onlookers love it.  Everybody, except the child, knows what the magic was.

The magic is in the face to face attention from Mom.

Are you hurting?  Seek God’s face.  He wouldn’t have told us to seek his face, if he were unwilling to show it.  He can be seen in the face of Jesus, the Man who also had hurts.  He knows what pain is! Physical and emotional, take it to Jesus.  

Jesus said “If you have seen me, you have seen the Father.” John 14:9.  And he invites you to run to him.  (Matthew 11:28)

In the 27th Psalm, David says, “When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, Lord, will I seek. Hide not thy face far from me; . . . “ (v. 8 & 9).

 

About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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18 Responses to SUNDAY’S SIMPLE SERMON – FACE TO FACE

  1. Soothing words— yes, the face of the Father

  2. atimetoshare.me says:

    Thank you, Oneta for those comforting words and thoughts.

  3. Steve Chuku Ibeawuchi, M.Com says:

    Thank you very much, Oneta! Pardon, I haven’t been able to communicate in a while. Dealing with grief and multiple bereavements. I have finally set up my WordPress page: https://nlemchuku.wordpress.com/
    Hope you’re doing well. Blessings to you and your family!

  4. Dawn Marie says:

    This is beautiful, Oneta. I love imaging God’s face so close to my own. Hugs to you for the conjuring of this heart-warming image for me!

  5. Good things to remember during this time of upheaval.

  6. God only allowed Moses to see the back of His Head. The time wasn’t right just yet then

    • oneta hayes says:

      Larry, I had issues to deal with when writing this because God said that Moses could not live and see His face. But on the other hand, His words are not meaningless when he invites us to seek His face. The best I can do is to put it in “kid” talk. Children seem to be quite comfortable when we talk about Jesus/God living in their heart. However that image becomes more of a reality when I think of the man Jesus. I can easily see Jesus bending down to talk to someone who seeks his face. What meaning do you see in “seek my face?” Thanks for taking a longer look.

      • Over the course of the past quite a while I’ve been looking into things like this a lot, so I shall have to start paying more attention to your posts~

        • oneta hayes says:

          I desire your input. I need stimulus to keep me questioning myself and questioning God. I write a lot of playful kinds of stuff, but I am quite serious when it comes to speaking of matters of life, death, and relationship with Jesus.

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