Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Noah's "jars of clay"
In June, my sister Jaime, blogged about Liam's "jars of clay". For those of you who don't know what I mean by a jar of clay, it's referenced in the Bible: 2 Corinthians 4:7 - But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show us that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.
I thought it was so cute that Liam was so attached to his bag that he slept with it at night. Well, a few weeks ago, Noah discovered his jar of clay. Ryan calls it his "man bag", and Noah puts his treasures in it to bring with him. Right now his treasures are a few Thomas choo choos that he inherited from his cousins. Before that, it was a few of his "Cars" cars- usually 2 McQueens, 2 Ramones, and then one other randomly selected car. When we tell Noah we are going somewhere, he yells for his "man bag" and fills it.
This past Sunday, Ryan and I couldn't find his "man bag" and we needed to leave for church. Ryan found a "man bag" for Noah, but that wasn't good enough for him, so we continued to look for Noah's "man bag". I finally found it- he had hidden it in the couch. Noah took his precious "man bag" and put it inside the "man bag" Ryan had tried to give him, and they all went to church with us.
Like Jaime said, it is a stretch to compare his bag to a jar of clay, but I really think that both boys' bags are their jars of clay with their treasures in it. Eventually both will move on to different jars of clay, more importantly the accepting of Jesus, but for now they have the jars of clay of 2 year old boys.