Thursday, September 23, 2010

Bubbling Over


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A science experiment started it all.

My oldest quietly set to work on his experiment.  Everyone continued to work on his or her own subjects until an “Oh Wow!  Look at this!”, interrupted all concentration.

All bodies leapt out of their chairs to exclaim at an amazing bubble delight. Before long each child was equipped with water, dish detergent and a straw (or two).

Bubbles formed up into mountains of airy color, swirling, clinging, popping.

Lessons were learned even if the younger set didn’t quite realize it. The bubble lesson even taught me.

Bubbles like to cling.  “Keep together…Keep together,” they silently communicate. 

“Don’t let go!” 

“Hold on tightly.”

“If you let go, change happens.”  Pop.

Let go?

As in loosen my grasp on what I can control? 

I need to let go of some things.  Loosen my tightly gripped mind. Free God to do what He wills.  Open my heart to changes, whether I see them as good, difficult or impossible. They can only grow me, change me to be more Christ-like.

Instead of clinging to my own desires.  I need to grab hold of God and never let go.  He is who I should be holding on tightly to.  I need to wrap my heart around His, looking for the changes He desires for me.  Clinging tightly to the one who loves me with an unexplainable, unconditional love.

Today I am bubbling over with God’s light and love, excepting His path for me, being translucent, like a bubble so others will see His glory.


  1. God sees your bubble thoughts... all of them...let them soar!!!!!!!!!!

    Cute post.

  2. I really like that thought. Being translucent so others will see His glory. Beautiful! I want others to see Him in me before they see me. May God bless you as you travel on your quest of seeking a deeper relationship with Him.

  3. Beautiful lesson and beautiful pictures of your little students to go with it! Thanks for sharing.

  4. It is beautiful and peaceful to let go and Let God.

  5. My God is an awesome Savior. He is the almighty healer.

  6. A totally wonderful analogy! I can almost hear the giggles coming from the science project. Great post~~Great pictures!

    God bless ya and have an incredible day sweetie!!!

  7. When we surrender to God, we surrender to possible change. But the change is always good change, spiritual change, godly change as He moves us closer to Him in ways we never would have thought possible. I truly know this from experience.

  8. what a sweet post Jenn.

    So neat how the little things {like the bubbling experiement} teach us so many BIG things.

    Have a great weekend.

  9. What a beautiful analogy Jenn...yes, we ought to cling!! :)


  10. I love the analogy - so true!
    What a fun lesson for your children too - I can just imagine how much mine would LOVE to have some bubble play now it's warming up!
    Have a wonderful day!


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