I am reading a book at the moment called “The Ministry of Motherhood” by Sally Clarkson. So far it has been a brilliant read. Full of biblical truth, living examples of discipling children and raising children in amongst maintaining an enjoyable, workable and God honouring marriage.
One thing she has touched on recently is seeking out, “Come, look!” moments. A beautiful sunset, a different bird in the neighbourhood, a fascinating cloud formation, a powerful storm – moments to share with the children about how amazing and creative God is.
Just the other day, I was walking with Grace and Reuben through a local school on our way to a scripture class – I saw what I thought was a dead magpie rolling on the floor! “Look Grace! I think that bird is dying!”…we snuck over, and just as we got close enough to see what was going on the bird got up, and flew into the nearby tree – I had a good laugh with the kids, “Ah silly mummy thought the bird was dead! Haha it tricked me…”No sooner had I said this the bird came back and did the same thing – rolling around for a bit and then flying off. Infact it did this several times – we just crouched down low together and whispered quietly about how amazing God is and what a sense of humour he must have! After a while the magpie gave up its antics and flew off to another tree.
Creation proclaims God’s majesty – everywhere, everyday. Ask God for “Come, look!” moments to share with those around you so that you might be able to share just a glimpse of our wonderful creator with someone who doesn’t yet know Him, or someone who needs a little encouragement in their daily walk.
Till next time,