Have you ever found something that you haven’t seen for a while? Maybe an old family photograph or a piece of jewelry you thought was long gone?
Yesterday as Bekah and I were straightening her room and doing some cleaning out, we moved several books. They had gotten piled by the bed over several weeks from our nightly story time. After all the books had been neatly placed on the shelf, Bekah happened to find her small baby New Testament lying on one of the shelves. She asked what it was, and I responded that it was a Bible she had been given before she was even born.
From that moment, she has only put it down to get a bath and eat. She was so excited to take it to church today. Even now sitting to rest for the afternoon, she has it open in her lap.
Even though she cannot read yet, she has pretended to read Bible stories and even wanted me to find the right page for her when her daddy was preaching this morning.
We have prayed for God to help us teach our girls to treasure God’s Word and learn it. These are the moments God gives us glimpses of how our prayers are being answered. He reminds us to not grow weary in guiding our children to follow the right paths.
I can see small tidbits some days of how both our girls are growing. But just because I see progress does not mean I should stop praying, stop teaching, stop being the steward I should be of these treasures God has entrusted to me.
“And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.”Galatians 6:9 (KJV)
Parenting can be difficult. Some days it feels impossible. Then on days like today I am reminded that God is still working and that He desires the best for His children, just as I do for mine. I am so thankful God made me a mom. My girls are priceless and precious. I cannot wait to see what God has in store for them. May I ever remain constant in prayer for them, committing them to God’s care, both when I present and when I cannot physically be with them.
**On a side note — I pray I will be just as in love with God’s Word as Bekah has been with her newly found treasure. What if we actually read and studied our Bibles as much as she has been holding hers? What if we loved it so much that we did not want to put it down? Have we lost our amazement and desire for the treasure of God’s love letter to us?
“Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” – Matthew 6:19-21, KJV