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In this day and age of fallen heroes for our grand-teens and tweens, it's nice to know that there are heroes we can point them to and encourage them as they walk through life. One such hero lived back in Old Testament times – Hezekiah. As a matter of fact, he's not just a great hero for our grandchildren, he's a great hero for this Sandwich Generation granny nanny and, indeed, all of us. 🙂
Hezekiah put his whole trust in the God of Israel. There was no king quite like him, either before or after. He held fast to God – never loosened his grip – and obeyed to the letter everything God had commanded Moses. And God, for his part, held fast to him through all his adventures. 2 Kings 18:5-7(MESS)
He trusted in the LORD, the God of Israel; so that after him there was none like him among all the kings of Judah, nor among those who were before him. For he clung to the LORD; he did not depart from following Him, but kept His commandments, which the LORD had commanded Moses. And the LORD was with him; wherever he went he prospered. 2 Kings 18:5-7 (NASB)
Last summer, during some major wind storms, I enjoyed taking photos of this determined bee who clung fast to one of the sunflowers in our Sunflower House through all the wind. Another great example for our grandchildren and for us. 🙂
For more encouraging Bible verses and pictures for the Sandwich Generation, join me in visiting Internet Cafe Devotions. And have a lovely Word-Filled Wednesday.
Beautiful photo and a wonderful analogy on how we should cling tight and hold on to God in all circumstances.
Hi Joan, Thank you 🙂 🙂 🙂
Blessings Kaye… Two great photos that illustrate wonderfully clinging to the Son of God like a bee to a SONflower! An unlikely hero Hezekiah thought of from these verses in 2 Kings but wonderful encouragement to TRUST in the Lord and CLING! Thanks Kaye for BEEing such a constant example of living Sandwiched well and caring for both sides so lovingly! May God bring you much JOY and love as you search His Word and share Him so wonderfully!
Peace and JOY,
what an awesome image Kay…that bee clinging…Hezekiah was an unlikely hero and it’s just like God to use the most unlikely among us…I love this! You always inspire!
Hi Kaye, Thank you for coming by for a visit. I always enjoy comments and visitors. This is such a great place and I enjoyed your post so much and great photos. This is a very inspiring place. I don’t know if that bee could hold on with some of the winds we had earlier in the week! lol.
Hi Judy, Thanks for popping by and your sweet comments. 🙂 I have to say, that little bee was pretty tough. We were having tornado warnings back then and the wind was REALLY rockin’ 🙂 Have a wonderful day! 😉
Hi Lori, great point about Hezekiah being an unlikely hero. It’s those unlikely heroes that give me great hope for myself. 🙂 🙂 🙂 And thank you for such sweet comments! 🙂 🙂 🙂
Hi Peggy, Thank you for such sweet and CUTE comments! You are BEEing such a blessing to me and so many others. 🙂 LOVED the clown ministry!!! 🙂
Beautiful picture and verse! When we cling tightly to Him and His Word, He will help us. 🙂
Wonderful picture for your verse.
Thanks for those beautiful photos and Words. Blessings ~
I’ve read many WFW’s today and this one really touched me deeply today. My heart really needed to hear of Hezekiah’s “childlike” faith. It is the image of a child wrapped around their Father’s leg, holding on for dear life… that soothes me tonight. We CAN put our trust in Him, cling to him… and He will always be with us!!! Hallelujah :0)
Bless you today, for sharing LIFE in such a beautiful way!
Very true Amydeanne! He is AWESOME! Thanks again for the heads up about the interesting book – sounds perfect as a gift for a friend or two. 🙂
Hi Tracye, Thank YOU for your sweet words of encouragement! What a blessing. And I am totally agreed with you – I am firmly convinced that a simple, childlike faith in the Holy God Who is our Father is a primary key in spiritual growth. Thank you for such a sweet reminder.
Thanks AE 🙂 Praying for you and your husband! 🙂
Hi Cathy, Thank you for such sweet encouragement! 🙂
Amen, Sherry, AMEN! 🙂
wow, i love those shots Kaye, God is so amazing how he uses the things around us to teach us lessons!
Clinging fast to the Word of the Lord, just like that bee. What a perfect image! For a moment, I thought that was a current picture and your snow had suddenly melted and spring had sprung! (lol)
I’m sure you are more than ready for those days while I drool over a few flakes of snow. But remember me when we go through endless months of summer–without an ocean to cool off!
May your day be blessed,
Hi Janis, So much fun visiting back and forth with you this week. 🙂 Hoping your days are cooler and mine are warmer 🙂 🙂 🙂
Love the photos, and I love how you can see the whispers of such a powerful story through a bee! 🙂
Thanks, Kathleen 🙂 It’s fun! 🙂