Friday, January 20, 2012

Don’t Look down my back!

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It was the summer between Kindergarten and first grade. Our cousins had just moved to our city and were staying with us until they found housing.

Not far away and without crossing any streets was the grammar school that we attended, and there were summer activities there to keep children occupied. My cousins and I decided to sign up for the pastime for something to do.

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The teacher lined up all the children and as each child came forward we stuck out our tongue and they looked at our fingernails, then at our hair and finally they took a peek down the back and front of our dress.

Even at this young age, it was very embarrassing to me as a child for this bold examination of my body.

We went home and told our parents.

The next day mother went with us and asked our teacher about the personal inspection given to the children - - -

The teacher explained that it was a health exam and rather than expose the other children to possible disease such as chicken pox or measles or even lice they were taking this as a safety precaution.

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Her explanation satisfied mother, and after Mom make clear the reason to us, we decided to participate if we wanted to have our play time which included milk and a cookie.

Sometimes in life there comes a time when we must decide if we want something bad enough!

Are we willing to go through the process of passing the test in order to get what is desired?

Many jobs offered in the work place require the taking of a test and receiving a qualifying score. There are books available that help us identify which questions might be asked in a test and how best to answer.

No test of itself is desirous, and some are down right embarrassing. Especially when it is a test ordered by our doctor to discover what might be ailing us.

Thinking back to a time when I walked to the front of our church to make a commitment to Jesus, and at that time, I really did not care who was looking at me.

From that day forward I moved and walked in Jesus, and am not ashamed of His true Gospel.

When eyes stare and tongues wag, and it feels like others are taking me apart, it simply does not matter.

Why?” you might ask, “Does it not bother you?  My answer, "Not really!"

All the exams in life will make everything worth it all!

The reason is because at the end of our play time, God will be serving Milk and cookies !!

This post has been linked to Laura’s, Brag on God Fridays
And also linked to Joan’s Grace Café.


  1. Sometimes the tests can be overwhelming but at the end, it's going to be all worth it. Have a great weekend! Patsy from

  2. Good thinking. Have to keep that outlook in my looking out. Hmm!

  3. "Really enjoyed this one Hazel, I want to be in that milk and cookie line with you "

    Vicki K

  4. It takes faith to believe that His promises are true and that in the end, all of the unexpected trials and testing of our faith and commitment will work together for good in the end results that God has planned. :)

    Great post!
    Blessings and hugs,

  5. beautifully written. Love how you brought out this truth. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

  6. I love that ending Hazel! You know I'm a sucker for a clever ending, when that ending is full of the truth of God and His love, it's even better. Wonderful analogy.

  7. Love this and can't wait until milk and cookie time.!


  8. Love the way you ended this and yes, I look forward to the milk and cookies. I know they will be out of this world!


  9. Interesting post. I'm looking forward to the milk and cookies too. Whatever we go through now will seem as nothing when we get to the end of the way. Thank you for sharing your experience.


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