Beware, The Holy Sprit
Beware Ellie, Rebekah
go into the bushes
THE Holy Sprit
So, what would YOU do?
I'll tell you what my kids did. They freaked out. For 3 solid days they contemplated this message from the Holy Sprit. "Did The Holy Spirit really write that, Mom?" "Why did he say 'Beware'? What's wrong in the bushes?" "He said to beware but then He told us to go into them. " "Mom, why don't you crawl in there for us and make sure it's safe?" They wouldn't go near those bushes! (Which had previously been a wondrous green land of hideout joy to them.)
1) My eldest daughter needs to quit reading so many Nancy Drew books. "Beware" is a term of keen import to Rebekah this summer. Things always heat up for Nancy when she encounters that word.
2) Apparently God still speaks in signs and wonders. And sidewalk chalk.
3) The Holy Sprit could do with a little spell checking. Unless he really IS the Holy Sprit and not the Holy Spirit. Then I think we're ok.
4) If you want to get someone's attention and invite them to join the fun, "Beware" is probably a poor choice of words.
:The rest of the story:
After I continually denied my children's request to crawl in the forsythia to make sure the coast was clear, they got up enough nerve between the 2 of them to check things out. Lo and behold, they found a lovely picnic area set up for them by the neighbor girl- complete with an old blanket for a rug, 2 lawn chairs to sit on and a basketful of books to read in their little retreat. That Holy Sprit sure is kind!
We're hitting the beach next week so I won't be around, but I'll leave you with this beautiful example of sisterhood.