the other day i was reading my bible during our “blanket time” and Sophia made me see something profound.
blanket time is glorious thing. we set the timer for 25-30 minutes and she has to sit on her blanket and “read” her books. i get that time to sit and have a little quiet time and just have quiet in my morning.
sophia isn’t perfect at it. but we’re practicing daily so she’s getting better!
anyway, the other day she walks over to me with a little book in her hand, she says, look mom! i have these! and she points to the other books in the series on the back of the book that she owns. she is pretty proud of the fact that they are hers. she is bragging to me about it.
i just laugh and say yes dear and direct her back to her blanket.
i laugh because of course she has them because we bought them for her. or because someone else did. she did nothing to actually acquire these things. and she seemed so silly bragging about it.
but then i realize. how often do i do that? how often do i say, “look at what i have! look at what i’ve done!”
when NOTHING is mine? when i did nothing to deserve or acquire or earn the gifts that i have?
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.
EVERY single thing in my life is a gift. my family, my friends, my house, my mind and creativity, my very breath, my salvation. all of it, a gift.
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good,for those who are called according to his purpose.
thank you Lord, for your good and perfect gifts. even little reminders of Your gifts through a little three year old.
Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!