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Night Lights

on December 10, 2014

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The smallest of lights

remind us of His presence

in the darkest night

We faced my daughter’s biggest fear recently.  My husband and I are so blessed to have two happy, healthy daughters- a blessing I do not take for granted!  The one thing that has plagued them is dental issues.  Due to frequent visits for unpleasant reasons, they both have a higher than usual fear of going to the dentist.

So when my youngest came to me in tears, with a piece of her tooth and a crown in her hand- I knew we would be making another visit to our Dentist friends.

As my daughter sat in the dentist chair, she asked my oldest to hold her hand.  Love conquered fear as she yielded to the poking and prodding… and the dentist said that she needed to remove the tooth- it was beyond saving.  My daughter sat up and ran to my lap.  As she cried and hugged me, I told her it would be ok-  God would give her strength to get through it and it would all be over with soon.

She was so brave.  And it was beautiful to see how loving and sweet her big sister was… holding her hand, encouraging her in a sing-song Mary Poppins voice.  When we got home, Katie even did all her sister’s chores without a single complaint.

And the best part of all happened at bedtime.  Katie offered to sleep in Sophie’s room- something she doesn’t agree to do often- but she did it to support her little sister. I tucked them both in and prayed with them.

The girls had put up small Christmas trees in their rooms the week before, and the lights on Sophie’s tree never came on. She was disappointed, but I told her we’d get her another one after Christmas. As I turned off her bedroom lights, as soon as I hit the switch- the lights on Sophie’s tree lit up!

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I am teary as I write this, because God is just so amazing.  The simple, beautiful ways He reminds us He is with us leave me in awe.  Those little lights on that tree were the biggest blessing to us that night, and they are still burning bright.

There is not enough room on the page to say how much I love the Lord.  God is good ALL the time, and ALL the time- God is good.

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it.  John 1:5

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7 responses to “Night Lights

  1. Trini Lind says:

    Oh, I love love love this post!!! ❤ ❤ ❤ Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful story of courage and love and comfort! 🙂 I wish more poeple were like your little girls, I am sending them all my Love today ❤ ❤ ❤

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    • Julie Harris says:

      Thank you so much, Trini 🙂 I was so proud of both my girls- and my youngest one even got up and went to school the next morning! Thank you for sharing your lovely thoughts this morning 🙂 Have a wonderful day!!

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  2. I absolutely love your opening poem… such powerful truth in such few words! How fortunate your daughter is to have such loving parents who will help her to trust in the Lord when she is afraid!

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    • Julie Harris says:

      Thank you 🙂 It is overwhelming at times to know that our children are watching our every move. So many times we hear “do as I say, not as I do…” I am doing my best to say AND do by follow Him with all my actions… and what a reward it is to see my girls beginning to do the same! Blessings to you!

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      • I understand! I was just talking with a coworker today about the way becoming a parent can change you, and causes you to draw closer to God. It really is a life-changing experience, to be sure!

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  3. paulfg says:

    No words. Just one great big ((((((((((hug))))))))))

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