I love my kids, they never cease to make me smile, each and every day there’s something they do or say to make me stop for a moment and just wow at how God perfectly knits us together.
Their beautiful detailed faces, their tiny finger tips, their uniquely coloured eyes, their expressive minds, and their giving hearts, I just love being a mom.
This morning I’m getting things ready for school and work when my husband comes in to me to tell me the conversation he’s had over the breakfast table with our eldest son who is 7.
For the past few nights he’s been taking his bible story book to bed with him and reading the stories, which melts my heart in itself, not only that he chooses to take it to bed and read it of his own accord, but to read it to his 5 year old brother that shares the room with him.
So over Frosties this morning he shares with my husband the story of Adam and Eve, he then goes on to say,
“Daddy, I think I’m going to ask my teacher if I can tell this story at the front of class. I think it will help the kids because Adam and Eve didn’t do as they were told and it all went wrong, if I share this they might do what the teacher tells them and she won’t have to shout so much!”
Which leads me on to this verse from Matthew, if only we all thought the same way as my 7 year old and used our mouths to speak the word of God.
If only we refused to speak words of hurt, malice, pain, negativity, if only we were all so full of Gods perfect Grace that we all lifted up one another with our words, encouraged one another with our actions, if only we lived in a world that was for one another and not against, a world that put others before themselves.
If we each put one person before ourselves everyone would be ahead, no one left behind, we each giving out a hand to say come on I’ve got you, I believe in you.
That’s a world I want my kids to grow up in.