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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

all for one and one for all

there is nothing more satisfying than to see my kids play with each other and love one another. it is so rewarding. i love it! and i love it when i see them stand up and defend one another against harm from others.  it makes me think of the saying, "all for one and one for all." i love that saying.  it brings a sense of safety and protection with it. that the ones saying it are not alone and are not out for just themselves but for the unity of the whole of all of them together, living for something bigger than just the promotion of themselves individually.

the very thought of this makes me begin to ponder the idea of the family of God. it must make Him really satisfied and truly happy to see His kids play with each other and love one anther standing up for and defending each other against anything harmful, "all for one and one for all." that sense of safety and protection with the family of God enables each of us to go forward and accomplish great things for Him because we know that our brothers and sisters have our back for the greater good of the whole family as we live for something bigger than just the promotion of ourselves individually.

all for one and one for all!



32 comments:

Libbie said...

Good analogy...I never thought of it that way!

Lisa said...

Well put my friend! :)

Beth in NC said...

That is a wonderful analogy! Think of how many Christians tear each other apart ... it must truly grieve our Lord.

Thanks for sharing Christy!

Love,
Beth

Andrea said...

Amen. I imagine HIS heart leaping when HE hears us laugh and play together. What a beautiful image.

Blessings, hugs, and prayers,
andrea

Loren said...

Wow Christy I love this and it is sooo true! If it warms our heart to see our children just IMAGINE what it does to HIM!!!

Bless you my friend

Nel said...

Well said! I often think about Him smiling down on us when we are laughing and getting along. But how often is He disappointed in us? How often do we make Him sad? You gave us something to think about. Thanks for sharing.

Until next time... nel

Beth E. said...

So true! What a great analogy, Christy!

Heart2Heart said...

Christy,

I love this entire theory. I think as families we need to prayer together to fend off the enemies of the world from harming our marriages, our families, and our homes. Nothing offers the protection that prayer does!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Darcie said...

I like too!! What a great thought to repeat...share...live. Thanks for making us think deeper with your post Christy!

The Real Me! said...

Beautifully said my friend. And I agree with you!
Hugs
Kim

Saleslady371 said...

I was thinking about your beautiful family and how pleased you are as a parent. Then I thought about many belivers who were not born in such a loving clan. Still, we have the opportunity to interact lovingly with each other because of our loving Father! It's a choice.

Hugs,
Mary

Jules said...

That's a great way to put it.

Once our kids hit High School they became best friends and still are to this day.

He & Me + 3 said...

I love this...that really brings it to light...We as Christians should get along...to further His kingdom.

septembermom said...

That is a great thought to ponder. I think you hit on something good for reflection here. Thanks Christy!

Adeye said...

You are so right, my friend...how satisfied He must be when He SEES His Body actually being the Body of Christ. So amazing.

Lovely analogy.

Love and biggest hugs.

Crown of Beauty said...

That is really the heart of Jesus...our unity. He said that the world will know we are Christians by our love!

Thank you for sharing this thought with us today.

Love
Lidj

Susan said...

I totally agree, thank you for the great thought.
Now if we could get the world to think this way.
Enjoy,
Susan

Alicia, The Snowflake said...

Amen! May we show Jesus to the rest of the world through how we treat one another. Thanks for sharing!

Lisa said...

I love it too when my kids are thinking like one, caring for each other! honestly, it's rare, but it still happens!!

Just Breathe said...

I bet it would make God really happy if we all got along.
I use to love the days when my two children would play in peace. Use to love hearing them laugh when they played. Other days it wasn't so wonderful.

Cathy said...

Oh this is very very good.

Warren Baldwin said...

I wish churches taught this perspective more. Galatians teaches to love each other, and not to fight or we would devour each other. Imagine what the church could be like if we really loved as you discuss here. Good post.

Lesli said...

Nicely said.. Great post as always, I love how you always give me something to think about! I am so glad we are bloggy friends..lol.
Have a great week!!

wife.mom.nurse said...

Think of what the world would be like if we were all for one and one for all!

Great post.

I love the pix below :)

Cute picture of you :)

Yaya said...

What a beautiful image!

Deborah Ann said...

Wouldn't the world be an awesome place if everyone took their place in the family of God, and 'played nice'? Great thought, Christy!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

We see a perfect example of the body of Christ in action (defending one another) in Nehemiah. The Israelites were assigned to work on the rebuilding of the walls according to their families. When the trumpet sounded, they all were to run to the place of need (i.e. the enemy trying to thwart their efforts). I think of this when I see my children defend one another. The body of Christ would do well to pay attention!

They teach us so much, don't they?

peace~elaine

Shirl said...

A big amen!!!

Foursons said...

Well said! Where 3 or more are gathered, there He is.

Teresa @ ♥ TOO MANY HEARTBEATS ♥ said...

Such a great post, as usual! :0)

I wanted to stop by and say a great big thank you for your sweet, sweet words each time you come to visit me. I really appreciate them more than you will ever know. Kind, genuine encouragement like yours is such a blessing to my spirit right now. It truly helps keep me going.

Thanks for being my friend.

{{HUGS}}

Teresa <><

Julie said...

Great post, Christy... Loved the picture you painted here. So very true!

Thanks for stopping by the blog and your sweet words left for me. I always enjoy your visits....

Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

Jesus set unity way up there on the list, didn't He?