Lynnette and Her Dirty Little Tan

Lynnette and The Yellow Sun-Suit Picture

Lynnette and her Dirty Little Tan

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. Isaiah 55:8-9

My youngest daughter Lynnette loved being outside. Playing was her job, and she loved it. She was very young when she wore a yellow sun-suit and it made her look beautiful. Her tanned body did get a little dirty as she played. Lynnette and I were having a blast as I had the awesome privilege of watching her on Saturday afternoon. My wife, Dottie, was at some function with our older daughter, Leona. I have to admit, I could be a little irresponsible as a young dad, but I enjoyed being with my kids. Dottie, knowing how wild and crazy I could be, gave me some things to do and some things not to do while she was gone. I was having a great time with Lynnette, when I remembered a local department store had a professional photographer taking pictures. For ninety-nine cents I could get an eight by ten inch picture taken of my daughter. I scooped up my little girl in the bright yellow sun-suit and off we went to the department store. I thought, “Wow, is she ever cute.” Now when Dottie returned home, and I told her what I had done, she was not a happy housewife. I listened to her for the next five minutes or so, as she told me how I should have at least washed her face and the dirt off her legs before taking her for the picture. She said, she couldn’t believe I had her picture taken in that dirty yellow sun-suit. When that picture came back from the photographer, it quickly became my favorite picture of my precious little girl. Dottie had to agree that it was a really good picture. It is one of my favorites to this very day. If we see things differently, then God in all of His perfection sees things differently than we do in all our imperfection. But, like Dottie, we will all finally come around. We come around to agreeing with God. Unlike you and me, He is always right. He sees his kids, us, as His beautiful creation. We may think differently, but God is right. He has created us and loved us enough to send His Son, Jesus, to save us from our sin. “Thank you, God!”

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