Thursday, January 28, 2010

Medieval Times

These are pics from our trip to Medieval Times with the kids. For the people who have never been there before, at the end of the show, the knights throw roses to the young women in the audience. Here is Ava with her rose that the knight handed to her...

Almost every young girl had been given a rose, every young girl except for Ariana. She sat there (not so patiently) waiting...hoping that he would come back by to throw a rose to her, as they started to wrap everything up because the show was ending.

Disappointment poured over her face and then here comes our knight with something for Ariana. It wasn't a rose...but it was so much better than that. It was a sash that said "Queen of Love and Beauty". This was something that wouldn't wilt and she would be able to have for a keepsake to remember this day. Her face lit up as he handed it to her and she blushed just a little because no other girl there received this that night.

This story is very symbolic for me. We are all so consumed with our wants. Wanting what others have, wondering why we don't have these things we think we need. If only we would be patient, we could see that maybe God has something so much better in store for us. He knows the desires of our heart and he wants to give us these things, but rarely do we trust him. We try so hard on our OWN to get the things we want, but are still never satisfied. If we could just let go of what we think we want then God just might bless us with something that we would love so much more!


1 comment:

  1. This is a great lesson to remember...We may think we know what we want, but He always knows what we need. If we can just learn to be patient, God will provide.