Day 12: From The Lips of Children

“‘From the lips of children and infants you, Lord, have called forth your praise'” Matthew 21:6b

Write my lesson, go to doctor, go by grocery that comes last so things don’t spoil, pick up four gifts, need a teacher present, kids are out of school Tuesday?!?!, band concert is tonight…where is the iron? do we still have one?, pick up kids from school…oh great, they just love going to the grocery store, coffee…must get coffee!

That was the running commentary in my head this morning (and always it seems!).  I was feeling overwhelmed and overstretched.  I prayed that God would settle my spirit and calm my anxiety so that I could write a lesson on Paul.  I begged God to take my to-do list and hold onto to it while I read His word and tried to rest in Him.  I said, “amen” and opened my computer.

My kids had been typing on my computer last night while I was fixing dinner.  I heard them talking and singing, but wasn’t really paying attention to what they were doing.  As I stared at my screen, I realized that God used the words my kids had typed to give me a message.  Here is what I found on my screen (unedited):

A Christmas Carol for God, from us:

I Love my God.

I love my God my God my God. I love my God. He created Noah and the animals.  He created adam and eve.  He gave Moses help with the isrealites.  and He sent Jesus to save us. have a merry merry christmas and a happy happy new year.I love my God my God my God. I love my God. ooooooooooooooooooooooooooo. yah

So I don’t imagine this will take the place of “Silent Night” or “Away in a Manger”, but it was exactly what I needed to see today.  I love my God and my God loves me.  He loves me so much that He will give me the strength and ability to get through my crazy day.  He loves me so much that He sent His Son to save me from eternal separation from Him.  He loves me so much that He uses children to teach grown ups about what really matters.

Today, I choose to love my God, my God, my God and rejoice in the birth of my Savior.  All of my to-do’s will get done in the power of the One who loves me more than I can fathom….and hopefully, He will lead me to my iron 😉


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