My 5yr old daughter, Bella, is growing her hair out in an attempt to be like her new favorite princess, Rapunzel. (Well, maybe not quite as long as Rapunzel!)Yikes! Though I think a cute bob would suit, her daddy is all for it; therefore Bella is all for it! He loves long hair on his girls, and she admires any opinion of her daddy! (Thanks, Dad!) Yeah, it's cute and all, but....I have to admit that brushing hair is one of my most dreaded "mommy task"! Ugh! Especially the longer it gets! Oh the tangles, the whining, and tears (from mommy and child)! It can be a MESS!
You parents of girls know what I'm talking about! No amount of detangler or conditioner can help in that moment of hair brushing fury. Sometimes you try to be gentle, but you have to hear the faint whines longer; while other times you just rake through briskly to get it over with and endure horrible shrills and screams! Regardless of method, it's a daunting task in our household.
Tangles are what they are; a confused snarl of hair, intertwined by awkward complications! Whether it be through a outdoor breeze or a hard nights sleep, rubbed against a pillow, they are messy, complicated, and unbearably difficult to get rid of.
Much the same is our sin. The author of Hebrews reminds us that is easy to get tangled up in sin, but we need to throw it off in order to not continually get wrapped up in the mess! Sin is nothing but a "confusing snarl, intertwined by awkward complications". It's pure drudgery getting yourself out of a sinful mess, so just throw it off!
I wish my daughter's hair situation could sound so simple. Sounds to me like I should just "throw (cut)" it off!
"Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us."
A style of her own!
What's one of your most dreaded mommy/daddy task?
Messy Monday Link up!Monday's don't always have to be messy! They CAN BE beautiful! I would be honored if you would Link up any of your personal favorite posts from this past week, or you may want to post about a beautiful mess of your own. Let's share from the abundance of our hearts and rejoice with one another!
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