We have one of those Wii gaming systems that the kids have enjoyed for years. I was reluctant to get one at the time but soon learned that the Wii Fit activities actually helped improve Lan’s hand-eye coordination and balance. So in moderation, it has actually been quite beneficial in addition to entertaining.
I was playing with it today, trying to exercise my coordination and balance before I began my “real” exercise. One of the upsides to the Wii is that it allows Lan to create various characters to join us in this little universe as we play. These characters are called “miis” (rhymes with me). Ever the artist, Lan has created “miis” to resemble everyone from classmates to historical figures. And yes, he even created a mii to resemble Jesus.
Now some would think that is kind of blasphemous but when the child said “we want Jesus with us all the time, don’t we?” who was I to argue? Apparently Lan understands some Biblical concepts far better than many adults.
Well today as I was struggling with one exercise in particular, the only mii “companion” remaining with me on the screen was the mii of Jesus. I was struggling and struggling to accomplish one particular task on the screen and I just could not manage to do it before the timer went off. Time and time again it would be just the two of us left. I would love to tell you that I did finally manage to beat the buzzer with “Jesus” at my side but that was not the case.
However, my little exercise did reiterate to me that no matter what “trial” I am going through, even when I am unsuccessful in my endeavors as long as Jesus is with me, I’m okay.
I figure if God could speak through a donkey, gaining some spiritual enlightenment through a Nintendo game wasn’t that far of a stretch. You see, last week with all the snow and ice down here in the south I had a few cold and hard disappointments that really got to me. I had to pray continually not to let anger consume me and not to lash out at the offender. I knew I should let God handle it but I still wanted to do something and say what I was really thinking. Thankfully, I did not and have since mentally walked away from that particular situation. But it was not easy.
My lesson today affirmed that I don’t need others to always treat me fairly. Sure it is nice and appreciated, but it isn’t a necessity in this particular situation. We will all run into circumstances where someone else will turn against us or disappoint. I was allowing this “situation” to dominate too much of my thoughts and the simple reminder that Jesus is all that I truly need really clarified my thinking.
My baby boy once again provided a venue for mommy to re-learn yet another lesson. It can easily be said that kids on the spectrum see things differently that the average person. However, I am learning that my child sees some things far more clearly than many “neuro-typicals.” He doesn’t leave Jesus at church or just at prayer time. He wants to have fun with Jesus, talk to Jesus, run with Jesus, laugh with Jesus and allow Him into more than just compartmentalized times or venues that are deemed “proper.”
How liberating it is to love, laugh and trust like a child. With Jesus, we actually have the freedom to do this. Sometimes, as adults we forget this fact with all the “important” things we have running around in our minds. But thankfully, our children can often show us the way if only we expand our minds and open our eyes to see…
“But blessed [are] your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.” Matthew 13:16 NKJV
“Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven,” Matthew 18:4 NKJV
2 thoughts on “Jesus and mii”
Ahh Lilka, I’m sorry you have had a difficult time. I want you to know that I was badly let down by a ‘friend’ a couple of weeks ago and I really struggled with laying it down and forgiving her. In the end I did but I still pick it up and feel hurt all over again and then angry! So reading your post here really encouraged and helped me. Thank you so much.
We have a Wii and I know about those Miis!
How liberating indeed to love and laugh like a child and to come to Jesus like a child too. I do believe that our ASD children really do see things in ways that we could learn an awful lot from!
Lilka, I have awarded you the Awesome Blossom Award, you can see here my reasons for giving you this award: http://sherrimatthewsblog.com/2014/02/18/award-part-two-fun-and-flowers-to-brighten-the-day/
I actually sent it to B is for Blessed but I just had to comment here, and please post the award on both of your wonderful blogs!
Congratulations my friend, you deserve it, and all blessings to you 🙂
You are such a dear! Thank you so much for the award. Like you, I have some unfinished business to tend to in regards to December awards but I plan to acknowledge them before the month is out but I am running out of time…
My challenge is to not keep picking my disappointment back up. Thanks so much for the encouraging words as always. Much love and many blessings your way 🙂