Wednesday, June 2, 2010

thinking about God's glory in the small things.

I love the simplicity of Elizabeth's thinking. It is refreshing. Her vision of the world is limited to the few concepts she has access to as a two-year old. She doesn't get what a stop sign is, but she knows its an octagon. Green lights are just green circles. Speed limit signs are only rectangles. At first it was hard for me to spot the things she was pointing out from the car window. Now I love her sweet reminders of the simple stuff. Mainly shapes, colors, and letters.

I never thought these small things would bring me such joy, but when you hear your overly-excited and observant toddler gush out, "Mommy, rectangle!" you can't help but to be thankful for the object that brought her that moment of joy. And you can't help but to be thankful for a God who created a world full of shapes, colors, and letters, and a beautiful toddler for us to enjoy.

I never thought that worship would happen on a ride to Target with a 2 year old and 7 month old in tow. I'm thankful for my girls who point me to a greater joy in knowing Jesus. By recognizing that "from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be glory forever. Amen."

Being a mother--for my joy and for His glory.

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