“There You Go!”

The title really doesn’t communicate the heart of that phrase. Especially in Arkansas. Especially when you grew up in Alabama and have been called to Arkansas.

It’s a phrase I have both said and heard ALOT lately. It is probably pronounced better like this: “Thare Ya Go!” Or, “There Ye Go!” Picture Tow Mater (from the movie Cars 2) getting a BIG scoop of pistachio ice cream.

You with me?

If you have ever been to a 5 year old T-ball practice, or been anywhere near a 5 year old T-ball practice, you have either heard it from every father present OR have said it yourself to your little athlete. When they hit the ball (after demolishing the ‘T’ 6 times in as many tries). When they stop a ball (after missing it 12 times between their legs). When they throw a ball (after heaving it and hitting the other kids’ head). When they run to first (after running to third and the pitchers’ mound). When they touch the bag (after missing the bag. . . again). When they get it, we dad’s love to say, “Thare Ye Go!”

Why do we say it? Well, we heard our daddy say it.

Why did they say it? Because they were excited when we got it!

We love it when our children learn from a mistake, do what we told them, and do it the way it is supposed to work. When does that happen? When they believe that they really don’t know the best way, trust that we do, and rely on our ‘expertise.’

To put it another way: We hollar (remember, I am from Alabama and live in Arkansas), “Thare Ye Go!” when they put their faith in us as parents.

I’m not sure what kind of accent our heavenly Father has, but I have a really good feeling He is expressing His own “There You Go!” when we put all our faith in Him.

“And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who seek Him.” (Hebrews 11:6)

How do you think He is responding to you so far today?


About pastormpearson

Follower of Jesus. Husband to Katie. Father to Luke, Seth, and Birtukan. Pastor of the First Baptist Church in El Dorado, Arkansas.

Posted on April 26, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Great thought…I say it as “THAT A KID”!!!

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