Friday, June 12, 2009

For the Love of Teddy Bears

Growing up who hasn't had the privilege of having a Teddy Bear or some kind of stuffed animal?

There is a certain appeal to one when you see one that catches your eye.

Not everyone likes the same kind of teddy bears either. Some like them a bit on the firm side with no so much give when you squeeze them, others like extra soft and squishy ready to take whatever you throw at them.

Some like their fur soft, others like it a bit more course, still others want to be able to style their fur and put ribbons and bows in it if you like it.

Some like it to have a gut, like it has eaten the world's supply of honey and is ready for a nice, long, winters nap.

Some like theirs with movable arms and legs.

Some like more newer bears that are in tune with today's' generation, like Build a Bear style and wearing clothes and shoes.

Others prefer no clothes at all, the more old fashioned kind.

What I think really attracts all of us, is the eyes! Some are buttons, some are just bits of thread, others have some that are so life like, you'd swear you just saw them blink.

The eyes have it!

I have had many teddy bears over the years and I have a fondness for the ones that look like they have been around since God created the Heavens and the Earth.

They have seen it all, life's ups and downs.

I like mine more on the super squishy side with a big over sized belly. I prefer fur that appears like it has seen a lot of tears and late nights in bed. You get the picture.

A teddy bear is our companion late at night when the shadows of the room grow long and get a bit creepy.

They lie there quietly next to us, allowing us to snuggle next to them and hide. They surely won't give us away.

They are there with us, when life hands us some unexpected tragedy, and never ending tears begin to fall across our cheeks and onto the worn fur of our warm friend we are holding super tight. They speak no words but the comfort they provide a child is priceless.

Teddy Bears never say no to playing the craziest of games, they attend shopping trips, airplane rides, and visits into the park to play with other children if you let them.

Teddy bears just know when they are needed and will sit patiently where ever they are left until we need them again.

God is like our giant teddy bear. He comforts at all times. Loves to be with us in our moments of joys and sorrows. He is always waiting for us to come to Him and pick Him up and involve Him in our lives once more. He comes to us in whatever form appeals to us the most, but most of all he loves us unconditionally and always forgives us when we ask for it. God has been there from the beginning and will be there all the way to the end. Just for us, because He loves us like that!


LisaShaw said...

Hey Kat,

Thanks for a precious post on Teddy Bears esp from the viewpoint of our God. Beautiful.

I'm a big stuffed animal and porcelain doll person.

Bears are my favorite but I also have dogs, Dr. Seuss, Frogs and other stuffed animal.

Isn't it a blessing that GOD is our greatest love.

Blessings and peace dear friend!

Andrea said... giant teddy is my LORD..I love it!! I needed this today.

Amazed by HIS grace, andrea

Andrea said...

Forgot to tell you to stop by arise 2 write...I have something there for truly deserve it.

RCUBEs said...

Glory to our Comforter, the divine Teddy Bear, Who comforts us first...

skoots1mom said...

gr8 new visual

God's Girl said...

Oh.. how sweet! God is our comfort and our refuge. I love all of your cute Teddy bears.

Thanks for all of your encouraging words. You are such a special blessing to me. : )

Have a wonderful weekend!

Silver said...

"God is like our giant teddy bear. He comforts at all times. Loves to be with us in our moments of joys and sorrows. He is always waiting for us to come to Him and pick Him up and involve Him in our lives once more."

That is absolutely wonderful in what you'd written. I will never see those Teddy Bears quite the same way again.


Gotta Have Faith said...

Teddy Bears, God, and Children, what a wonderful topic to talk about. It makes you feel good all over just thinking about each one. To be put together like that is just heaven on Earth.

Next topic maybe Chocolate Brownies and Milk?

Just a thoght....

Great post Sweetie!

Crown of Beauty said...

I love Teddy Bears! And at nights, I hug my pillow, and whisper to my dear heavenly Father, I love you, Father, thank you for loving me.

This post was such a comfort to me today.