Posted by: bellissimanh | October 8, 2009

The acorn doesn’t fall far from the tree..

Driving home from the fair last night, we were captivated by the moon. It kept peeking out from behind heavy clouds, almost as if dancing. It was there, shining brightly one moment, and then hidden from view the next.


We were discussing how cool it looked when Noah piped up from the backseat, “Mama… wouldn’t that make a great picture for a devotional?”

I smiled to myself, wondering what he was thinking. “Why do you say that, Noah?”

“Well, it’s like life. Sometimes things happen and you think that Jesus isn’t there, but He is… right there behind the clouds. Just cuz you can’t always SEE Him, doesn’t mean He’s not there.”

Even though I hate cliches, I can’t resist: out of the mouths of babes, eh?

Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.”   (Heb. 11:1)

Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”  (2 Cor. 4:16-18)

“We walk by faith, not by sight.” (2 Cor. 5:7)

What are you looking for today? Seen, or unseen, He has promised that we will find Him when we seek Him with our whole hearts. Rest in that knowledge today… He is there, because He promised He is – even if the clouds of life seem to hide His face. Lean your whole weight upon the God who loves you… Jehovah Shammah – the Lord is THERE.

Just ask Noah. I think he’s gonna be a blogger one day.            😉



  1. That’s perfect! I love this and I bet you were so happy to hear that come from his mouth!

  2. Mari, I was! Just that morning Joel and I were praying that the Lord would help us find teachable moments… I so desire for their faith to become their own, and not just something that they learn from me. To hear him thinking this way did my mommy’s heart so good!

  3. Love it-cant wait to see where God takes your Noah! You have planted the seeds, He will water.

  4. Thanks for the smile.


  5. Beautiful! It sounds like you have raised Noah to know what the important things in life are.

  6. That is the whole theme of the book of Esther. God is always there…behind the scenes…working, working.

    Sounds like you have an awesome kid, Heather.


  7. Proud Mama moment….and I think probably a proud Daddy (Abba) moment, too 🙂

  8. Love it!!

  9. What a sweet heart! I have a little boy named Noah too.:)

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