HIS LITTLE LEFT ARM

HIS LITTLE LEFT ARM

By: Darrelyn L. Tutt

There's a little man in my life whom I decidedly adore:
Little Owen Gene.
Owen is our first grandchild and a beautiful
1 1/2 year old healthy active boy.
We have danced together a thousand times to "our" song, engaged in wagon rides which are the equivalent of convertible rides (the effects of my speed-walking,) read books together, participated in walks, trots, gallops, and "airplane" trips together, and shared chocolate, secrets, and prayers.
Mmmm ....
This little boy doesn't come with words that adequately describe all that he means and all that he is to me.
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But one trait which singularly sets Owen apart which my soul absolutely loves is ...
 His little left arm.
When Owen's mind is employed emphatically on a matter and he desires to be somewhere in a decided way, he will throw his left arm into his gait like nobody's business.
It's so altogether precious because, in that trait, I can feel our spirits collide,
 I can feel myself in step with him,
and I can see a little piece of "myself" in him.
Like a little soldier going off to battle with a singular mindset and an ardent stride, the fervent motion of Owen's little left arm displays earnestness, sincerity, and singularity of soul ...
and this is a beautiful, substantial, captivating trait in my book.
The little march and mind of Owen Gene.
Mmmm ...
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When our souls bear an emphatic stride bent on desire for "more" of Christ ... and we display the movement and motion of the little left arm emphatically employed like Owen's, life is given extraordinary defining and meaning.
-When the focus of Christ becomes our chief gaze,
-When desire for Christ becomes more than a phase,
-When we know that clinging to Him is the defining of our days,
Then we arrive somewhere beautiful.
Zealously guard and earnestly move in pursuit of Christ; put your left arm into it.
Emphatically, decidedly, earnestly make your life to be a march about Him and He'll take you places you could've never imagined.
God's blessing on your journey.
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"My soul followeth hard after Thee; Thy right hand upholdeth me."
Psalm 63:8
*A photo of our likeness (smile) can be viewed by scrolling to the very bottom of the "Word's" page.