Blowing Bubbles!

I'm going to get a BIG one! Have you ever blown bubbles so long that you got dizzy and your lips started hurting? This was the case last month as I was babysitting. But it was worth it as I saw the little 3 year old learn how to blow a BIG one. At first he couldn’t make it work. He blew harder which of course, doesn’t help get a big one. He tried harder and blew harder until he was quite discouraged. It was only when he relaxed and listened to my instruction to blow softly and gently that he succeeded. You should have seen his excitement over the big bubble as he watched it float through the air.

Practicing blowing gently. It struck me how similar this is to us in our Christian walk. We want to do the right thing, find our calling and fulfil it but sometimes we feel no matter how hard we try it doesn’t seem to be working out! In our own strength, we can not succeed in these things. Like blowing bubbles, trying harder is not the solution. It is when we rest in the Lord and trust that He can do BIG things through us. “Faithful is He that calleth you, who also will do it.” 1 Thessalonians 5:24That's it! "I did it!!!!!!!!"


  1. Ana Marie May 24, 2008 at 11:47 am #

    Meaningful analogy, Esther.

  2. Donald May 24, 2008 at 10:43 pm #

    Yes that’s a great illustration Esther. I was reminded of the same thing this morning. May we all identify with that beaming smile in the last picture!

  3. James June 1, 2008 at 9:16 pm #

    That is a great analogy. Only someone who has been resting in the Lord could have thought that one up!

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