Thursday, May 31, 2007
Thursday Thoughts - Child Grace
I am always amazed by the trust and grace that children find to cope with things in their lives. I watch them closely and learn from them much in the way I should be as an adult.
For example, last night I explained to Jade and Adrian that I am going to be leaving for the coming week helping John and Sara move to Canada. They were fine with it and everything looked fine. This morning though Jade realized that today is the day that I would be going and became somewhat emotional.
I explained to her that it’s only for a few days and with promises of fun outings and a meal out when I return she became quite cheerful and was able to get a positive perspective to her trial. I can’t remember how many times we have done this in the past few years.
I believe the Lord gives children special grace and understanding to trust in us as their parents as well as trust in the Lord and His plan. I know that that same grace and trust is given to me from the Lord but the older we get our lives and minds get cluttered with the complexities of our own understandings.
I hope that I can learn by my three year olds example to trust and have simple faith in my heavenly father the way she has faith in me.