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Five Minute Friday: JUMP

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JUMP . . . I think of how we still laugh about how I’d jump down several steps at a time . . . while pregnant . . . with twins.  I had them the day before their due date.  The OB had said I’d go 3-5 weeks early.  So, yes, near the end, I’d jump down stairs . . . and it didn’t work.  Now one of those twins is pregnant with her first baby.  Later today we will be going to her ultrasound to hopefully find out the gender.  And yes, we are all pretty excited.  But I wonder, will she jump too, if she goes over the due date?!?!?!  

JUMP . . . I think of how with all this rain, how my baby boy (he’s 6) loves to JUMP in puddles.  Those puddles are like a magnet to the young ones.

JUMP . . . I think of how last summer, that baby boy had a fear of water, and we finally got him to JUMP into the water.  It was a major trust for him – trust that we’d catch him, trust that it would be fun like his sister’s said.

And sometimes we know, from that Still Small Voice, that Jesus wants us to JUMP too . . . maybe into something real uncomfortable, maybe to put something away and spend more time with the kids, maybe to call a friend or neighbor or maybe to just JUMP in and forgive someone who has deeply hurt and say “Father forgive, for they knew not what they were doing.”  

Gulp . . . yes, there’s unfamiliar territory we as Christian Believers have to JUMP into, but God is ahead, ready to catch and lead.

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15 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: JUMP

  1. Beautiful post…He IS there to catch us when we’re finally brave enough to make that jump! Happy Friday, friend! 🙂

  2. I sooooo remember jumping trying to get a baby out, too! Lovely memories that you’ve shared with us today! Thank you. Congratulations on your sweet grandbaby!

  3. Dear Loni
    Oh, the things we do to help nature along! But when they stubbornly want to stay in the warmth of the womb, that is where they will stay! Or that’s the way it feels at the end of a pregnancy!
    Just like us when we don’t want to leave the comfort of the familiar.
    Mia from FMF

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