Wednesday, April 29, 2009

When little things are big...

Ever notice how children appreciate the simple things in life? They are amazed by the height of a building, taken by the way an egg cracks, mesmerized by water, and as I'm typing this, my son takes me by the hand to show me a very interesting hole in a screw that holds our coffee table together! My children are saddened by a fly buzzing around a window because it needs to be set free, they are moved by another child crying, and a hug can usually melt away the worst of moods.

Lord, the whole earth is Yours and everything in it (Psalm 24:1). Help me to enjoy every intricate detail, to stop and feel a warm breeze, to relish in the smell of Your magnolia tree in my garden, to be still and know that You are God (Psalm 46:10). Let me be melted by a hug instead of stiffening and claiming my "right" to be angry. Let me stop my work and be led by the hand of my child. Let me set aside my desire to spill out all the details of my harried day and listen to my husband's description of his. Let me notice when little things are big.

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