It’s been a tumultuous few mornings in our house. Lots of tears, fussing, fighting and lots of hard parenting.
But today, after a foot stomping, fussing and complaining walk to school – a friend is there waiting.
A friend who never walks to school.
Like he dropped out of the sky like a gift.
I wish I would have had my camera to take a picture of this boy – eagerly waiting for my boy – with this big grin on his face.
And it stopped my boy in his tracks.
And then it hit me – this is how God loves us.
Even in the midst of our foot stomping and crying and fussing and trying everything possible to get our way – He still gifts us with amazing things.
He drops smiling faces out of the sky and into our days and into our fits and shows us His extravagant love.
Thou art all my good in times of peace, my only support in days of trouble,
my one sufficiency when life shall end.
Help me to see how good thy will is in all,
and even when it crosses mine teach me to be pleased with it.
Grant me to feel thee in fire, and food and every providence,
and to see that thy many gifts and creatures are but thy hands and fingers taking hold of me.
Thy bottomless fountain of all good, I give myself to thee out of love, for all I have is thine…
from Valley of Vision