Saturday, February 27, 2010

Julian gives a hug

These last couple days the mornings have been more video-oriented than book-oriented. Julian picked up the Bob the Builder video and brought it to me saying "watch the builder?" so we turned that on for a little bit and then some Elmo when the DVD was skipping a lot.

I'm continuing to read A Heart Like His by Beth Moore. Today I was in 1 Samuel 28 where Saul sinks even lower. You can't even compare his heart and David's. They are just too far apart. Here the Philistines are going to attack and Saul is terrified. He consults the Lord but the Lord did not answer him. Beth Moore points to Isaiah 59:2 "Your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear." This points to the reason God is silent when Saul at long last turned to him. He turned to God out of terror, not out of a heart that is sorry for all he has done. Beth shares that one prayer God will surely hear is one of sincere repentance. 1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. He then seeks the witch of Endor, a medium, to contact Samuel. He does this knowing it was not part of Moses' law. He goes there in disguise, knowing it is against God. Samuel confirms that his kingdom would be torn from him by God and he and his sons will be with Samuel as of the next day. Saul was crushed.

We spent some time at the library today. We met a nice couple Jane and Brian and their son Ben. Their son was taller than Julian and he was only 15 months old (but big for his age). Julian is so tiny though. He was Mr. Social and met a boy and his sister offering to share his crackers. I've never seen him do this before, he went up to the boy and started giving him a hug. The boy ended up hugging him back it was so cute. He continues to like the Richard Scarry book and a couple of pictures he pointed out were cute; he said "hopper" for grasshopper and "paste" for toothpaste.

We decided to take one of our babysitters, Dave, out to dinner tonight. We knew it would be busy but somehow managed a 45-minute wait. Julian turned into a little pill at the table and one of his goals was to pull and grab everything that was within reach. It was quite a challenge. I did manage to eat and Julian did well with the crayons, book and other diversions from the diaper bag, but this wasn't a night to hang out as it didn't last long.

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