Sunday, May 3, 2009

Today's Spiritual Message: Learning Patience

If you've ever been the parent of a three-week-old, then you probably know what the word "fussy" means.

You've probably had some moments in those three weeks where you wanted to throw your child out the window in the hopes that the "stork" would quickly swoop through the same orifice, a new bundle of joy securely in its beak.

However, I would submit that our Heavenly Father allows us to take these precious little ones into our lives to learn patience.

I'm fairly confident that 99.5% of newborns have occasional crying fits and fussiness that drive their parents bonkers.

We might often ask ourselves, "Why?" Why does my child scream so much? Why can't she just calm down?

Yet, don't we have the same reactions as adults? When we don't get what we want, we cry and we moan and we fuss. Often, we don't even know what we want and in a lot of instances, we blame God.

Therefore, as the great and eternal Parent of us all, He wishes us to learn a small portion of what it feels like to experience what He experiences. We learn in Moses 1: 39, "For behold, this is my work and my glory, to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man." In other words, His greatest wish is for us to become as He is.

To become as He is, we must become better parents, and, obviously, we must learn patience!


Steph said...

Very inspiring :) I never really looked at it that way. Is that picture up there of Maria crying?

Cougar Abogado said...

No, sadly, it's just some random jpg I found online.

Ryan said...

Ah Dan, welcome to my world. Patience is definitely a virtue, along with gentleness and long suffering. However, long suffering means not with a chip on your shoulder. I am learning that the hard way.

Fletch said...

Whatever. It is a test to see if you can figure out how to get people to be quiet as quick as possible. Winners have no patience. They go and take what they want and make things happen. Loosers suffer in silence and tears, thinking they are better for it. Sad.

Cougar Abogado said...

Greatness inspires envy, envy engenders spite, spite spawns lies, you must know this, F-word.