|A snapshot from my Facebook post today.|
Today I put down the computer, stepped away from the kitchen, and spent some time with my sweet little girl. One fun thing we both enjoy doing together is painting nails. It is a tedious task to try and paint those tiny 4 year old nails but always worth the time. I just love getting a glimpse of her little personality through the conversations we have during precious moments like these. Today I couldn’t help myself. I had to post part of our conversation. (Well, 2 parts. 🙂 See the silly comment she made too.)
Here is how our nail conversation started: Madi asked to paint my nails today. At first I refused because we have a wedding to go to tonight.
Mommy: Wow Madi. I am going to have the best nails at the wedding.
Madi: That is a bad word.
Mommy: What is? “best”?
Madi: Yeah. You shouldn’t say that. Everyone is the best.
Dear God, please transform my heart to be like that of my daughter’s. To see all people as she does. All people loved and created by you. Give me your eyes. Give me your heart. So I can use my life to serve others and show them that they too are Your best. There is no other like them. You crafted us all. You love us all.
In Jesus’ name.
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Unless you accept God’s kingdom in the simplicity of a child, you’ll never get in. Luke 18:17 (The Message)
In Christ’s family there can be no division into Jew and non-Jew, slave and free, male and female. Among us you are all equal. That is, we are all in a common relationship with Jesus Christ. Also, since you are Christ’s family, then you are Abraham’s famous “descendant,” heirs according to the covenant promises. Galations 3:28-29 (The Message)
…Then commanded our parents to teach it to their children So the next generation would know, and all the generations to come— Know the truth and tell the stories so their children can trust in God, Never forget the works of God but keep his commands to the letter. Psalm 78: 5-7 (The Message)