Jude LOVES play dough. So yesterday, I decided to make him GAK, a homemade slime substance that gets solid when you press on it but then loses it’s shape as soon the pressure is removed. You can mold it, smack it, run trucks over it, let the slime run through your fingers. It even makes farting noises if you put it in a cup and press all the air out of it. This is fun stuff.
But as Jude played, he kept getting frustrated. He loved the new gift but he wanted to play with it the way he plays with play dough. He wanted to cut it, roll it and use cookie cutters with it. But GAK in all of it’s glory does not work like play dough. I would redirect him to play with GAK in the fun ways that GAK is but he kept wanting to go back to the familiar. When he would play with it within its properties, he had a fantastic time.
As I sat and watched him play, I felt like God was trying to tell me something. As we enter this new stage of life, things are going to be different. The old ways of doing things may not work in this new environment. Things may appear to lack form but if I just keep pressing into Him and allow Him to show me the new “properties” of this lifestyle, amazing things are ahead. – gail