Our children are getting older now, they are both in their teens. Time goes by so fast….it seems like yesterday they were playing with Legos, cars, and dolls, and now they are dreaming of their futures and what God has in store for them.
This past weekend my son told us he wanted an Easter egg hunt. Little did he know that we would actually follow through with his request. While dad was busy outside hiding the eggs, our son was trying to guess what was going on. When he found out we were have an Easter egg hunt, it was
like the clocked turned back in time to when he was a little boy. He was so excited and happy that we had taken the time to do this for him. It was as if we had released his inner child and he was ready to go. When we said, “On your mark get set go,” I saw the eyes of my younger children from days past having the time of their lives. Not only could you see smiles across their faces, you saw them across ours as well. It was so much fun to see them just let
go and laugh and have a good time. During this time Jesus whispered in my ear and said, “Cherish these moments, be thankful for everyone of them. Don’t waste the now moments with the things of life that don’t really matter. Make each and every moment count for my glory.” In God’s word he says,
“He took a little child whom he placed among them. Taking the child in his arms, he said to them, “Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me.” - Mark 9:36-37
Friends lets step back from the mundane of life, lets walk away from what we call, “important” , which is really not important at all. Let’s ask God to help us reorganize our priorities and welcome our children back into our lives. Let’s take the time to treasure every moment with them, while teaching them about a Savior who loves them more than they could imagine.
Take the time to be silly, to laugh and to love. Let’s cherish these wonderful snapshots in time, because it’s these moments that make up the wholeness of our memories that we will treasure forever.