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God Has His Own Eraser

Posted by Eddie Jones on October 3, 2011 in Aimee Lynch, iBegat the Begotten, iBegat U |

It was the second hour of history class and my brain was functioning on power saver. I nodded occasionally to let the teacher know I was still cognizant, but beyond that I was there only in body. Gradually I came up for air, and was struck by what I heard.

The unit we were studying was on Abraham’s life. The teacher was talking about the many terrible ways that he sinned against God. He lied about his wife being his sister … twice, he tried to force God’s promise of a son to come true on his own, and he didn’t act as the leader of his house to end the disputes between Sarah and her servant, Hagar.

Yet, even though Abraham made countless mistakes, God was still faithful to bring about his promise for his life. He did not hold Abraham’s deeds against him. God has his own eraser, and he uses it all the time with the sins of his chosen people.

It is so freeing to know that God will bring about his plan even when I mess up. He has a goal at the end of this, and I can be sure that he will accomplish it. My part is only to follow his direction for my life as best as I can.

Like Abraham, God called you when He drew you to himself. Follow his direction even in the smallest things. Don’t despair when something seems to go wrong because God is powerful enough to use it to his glory.

I’m sure glad I came up for air.


AIMEE LYNCH

Aimee Lynch is a homeschooled high-school student in Gaithersburg MD. She has a heart for children whose parents are divorced because she grew up in a single-parent home after her own parents divorced when she was five. Her blog, allfilledup.wordpress.com, is a place where she seeks to encourage other kids in difficult situations. In what little free time she has, she enjoys gardening, reading, getting involved in various youth projects, taking walks on the beach, and writing articles. (read more…)

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Creator

Posted by Eddie Jones on July 22, 2011 in Aimee Lynch, iBegat U |

Who first patterned the fire’s dance?
Each flickering fall captures your glance
Not simple molecules as some like to say
No way such beauty could be randomly displayed
The diaphanous patterns were crafted by loving hands
It was a thoughtful Creator who designed fire’s dance

Who painted the sunset in the sky?
No paintbrush I know could reach that high
Swirls of pink, purple, red, and gold
Did not come by chance as I’ve been told
Rather a masterful God with an artist’s eye
Painted those colors in the sky

Who gave the mockingbird a voice to sing?
A voice to herald the new morning
There is no such thing as one-size-fits-all
When it comes to the notes in each bird call
Only a skilled composer could ever bring
Musical harmony to the song His birds sing

Who dressed the trees in their colored robes?
Crimson leaves form regal clothes
Each leaf different, yet perfectly shaped
Impossible to spontaneously generate
Only the expert Tailor knows how to sew
Individual leaves into elegant robes

Who graced the mind with intelligent thought?
Chance would have had us only think as we’re taught
Our minds did not come by an impersonal force
They were not made from an unknowable source
Our Father in heaven carefully wrought
The vital facet of intelligent thought


AIMEE LYNCH

Aimee Lynch is a homeschooled high-school student in Gaithersburg MD. She has a heart for children whose parents are divorced because she grew up in a single-parent home after her own parents divorced when she was five. Her blog, allfilledup.wordpress.com, is a place where she seeks to encourage other kids in difficult situations. In what little free time she has, she enjoys gardening, reading, getting involved in various youth projects, taking walks on the beach, and writing articles. (read more…)

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A Lesson from Cheerio

Posted by Eddie Jones on May 18, 2011 in Aimee Lynch, iBegat the Begotten, iBegat U |

When he has brought out all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice.” (John 10:4 ESV)

A couple months ago my family did something unlikely–we got a dog. Yes, the Lynch family, a self-declared no-dog family for 16 years, acquired a dappled dachshund puppy named Cheerio.

God has actually been teaching me a lot about myself through our new puppy. For instance, Cheerio follows me everywhere. Today I went to get the mail and he stood at the door and barked until I came back inside. He doesn’t let me out of his sight for a minute  Sometimes I sit down to do homework on the couch and he goes to sleep nearby. But the second I stand up, he is ready to come with me to wherever I might be going.

Just like that, I am supposed to keep my attention always on Jesus so that I can follow him. John 10:4 says, “When he has brought out all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice.

Notice that verse says that the sheep follow him because they know his voice. We have to know who we are following if we are going to walk in his steps. Have you ever had to meet up with someone you have never seen before? It can be difficult if you don’t have a description of what the person looks like. We have to get to know Jesus better so we can see his footprints.

In the near future I will have to start making some big decisions such as which college to attend and what job I should prepare for. Through it all I need to be like my little puppy, keeping my eyes on God so I can find out his plan for me.

I want to be someone who is willing to follow God wherever he goes. Who’s with me?


AIMEE LYNCH

Aimee Lynch is a homeschooled high-school student in Gaithersburg MD. She has a heart for children whose parents are divorced because she grew up in a single-parent home after her own parents divorced when she was five. Her blog, allfilledup.wordpress.com, is a place where she seeks to encourage other kids in difficult situations. In what little free time she has, she enjoys gardening, reading, getting involved in various youth projects, taking walks on the beach, and writing articles. (read more…)

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With You Always

Posted by Eddie Jones on April 29, 2011 in Aimee Lynch, iBegat HOME, iBegat the Begotten, IBegat Trouble, iBegat U |

“…And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:20 NIV )

Another sob racked my nine-year-old body but a puddle of tears had soaked my pillow, muffling my cry. It was another three day weekend away from my mom and the comfort of my home. I was visiting my dad’s house like I did every weekend, but this weekend was especially hard because it was the monthly long weekend; a day longer than all the other weeks. This morning I woke to the familiar heartache of being homesick and lonely, feelings that plagued me almost every time I came to stay in a place so different from my real home.

In that despairing moment, I had forgotten what Jesus said. The Bible, His letter to us, says that He is with me to the end of the age. That means every second of the day He is inside me comforting me, urging me, and reminding me of the truth. He is a constant companion to my heart. He never leaves me just because I forgot what He said and He never grows tired of helping me through my darkest moments. He is forever with me.

There are still lots of times that I feel alone. But I remember that I have a constant friend who will stick by me no matter what. Other friends will come and go at different times in my life, but God never changes His affection for me. When I start to get that empty feeling in the pit of my stomach from being homesick or lonely, I remind myself that I am not alone. I don’t have to feel lonely or homesick because God himself is my best friend and He is always with me!

Maybe you feel alone in a big world or maybe you’ve been deserted by someone you were depending on. Remember Jesus is your constant friend. Develop a deep friendship with the only One who will never make you feel lonely.


AIMEE LYNCH

Aimee Lynch is a homeschooled high-school student in Gaithersburg MD. She has a heart for children whose parents are divorced because she grew up in a single-parent home after her own parents divorced when she was five. Her blog, allfilledup.wordpress.com, is a place where she seeks to encourage other kids in difficult situations. In what little free time she has, she enjoys gardening, reading, getting involved in various youth projects, taking walks on the beach, and writing articles. (read more…)

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My Valentine

Posted by Eddie Jones on February 11, 2011 in Aimee Lynch, iBe HEgat, iBe SHEgat, iBegat U |

So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.” (1 John 3:16 ESV)

Every girl wants a valentine—someone who will love her with that special love she knows must be out there somewhere. Teenage drama centers on the constant search for the perfect person, but disappointment prevails when that person doesn’t turn out to be who we thought they were. Could it be that this desire for “perfect love” was planted there by God so that he himself could fill it?

In the Bible, we find that there is one Man who has loved us more than we could ever imagine. Stories of self-sacrifice melt girls’ hearts, but God performed the ultimate act of self-sacrifice. He knowingly gave his life to rescue us from our captor: sin. He died a horribly painful death so that you could know his love. Instead of fighting a dragon, He fought death itself and won. One day we will go live with him in his castle. But until then, He has written us a long love letter called the Bible and shares his secrets with us every day in prayer.

How can we still be so short-sighted as to crave love from another place? Even in these moments when we are unfaithful to our Prince, He only reaches out farther to draw us back to himself. That love he displayed for you as he went to the cross is still the same today and forever.

Next time you are craving earthly love, take time to talk with your true Lover.


AIMEE LYNCH

Aimee Lynch is a homeschooled high-school student in Gaithersburg MD. She has a heart for children whose parents are divorced because she grew up in a single-parent home after her own parents divorced when she was five. Her blog, allfilledup.wordpress.com, is a place where she seeks to encourage other kids in difficult situations. In what little free time she has, she enjoys gardening, reading, getting involved in various youth projects, taking walks on the beach, and writing articles. (read more…)

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Daddy

Posted by Eddie Jones on September 24, 2010 in Aimee Lynch, iBegat the Begotten, IBegat Trouble |

And I will be a father to you, and you shall be sons and daughters to me, says the Lord Almighty.” (2 Corinthians 6:18 NIV)

When I was five years old, my dad left our Christian home. For the next ten years I grew up with a gnawing sense of need to have the things that only a dad could give me. I watched my friends and their wonderful dads interact; all the time wishing that my situation was different. My heart yearned for a dad who would take care of me, talk with me, and walk me down the aisle when I got married. The things dad’s were supposed to be there to do. Mostly, I wanted a father who would love me in the same way I saw other fathers loved their daughters.

But God says that He is my father and I am his daughter. That isn’t just some abstract title which He uses figuratively. He has adopted me into his family and he will fulfill all my needs as my heavenly father.

When I remember how He is the savior of the world, yet He loves me as his special daughter, any feelings of longing for that father figure in my life disappear. I have God as my dad. What more could I need? Anyone else will fail me eventually.

My earthly dad missed most of the important events in my life. God will never fail me. My heavenly dad was there for each and every one of those special moments, and He saw them thousands of years before they happened.  He is the perfect comforter. He is there with me when I cry; His face fills with joy when I laugh. I am His little girl and that is where I find my identity.

You are God’s beautiful and beloved child. Realize how much you are worth to your Heavenly Father. He gave his only son so that you could join the family! Now that you know you have someone who will never fail you, give Him the love He deserves.

AIMEELYNCH

Aimee Lynch is a homeschooled high-school student in Gaithersburg MD. She has a heart for children whose parents are divorced because she grew up in a single-parent home after her own parents divorced when she was five. Her blog, allfilledup.wordpress.com, is a place where she seeks to encourage other kids in difficult situations. In what little free time she has, she enjoys gardening, reading, getting involved in various youth projects, taking walks on the beach, and writing articles. (read more…)

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