A Testimony...with Joy!
"Yet He has not left Himself without testimony: He has shown kindness by giving you rain from heaven and crops in their seasons; He provides you with plenty of food and fills your hearts with joy." -Acts 14:17
"He has not left Himself without testimony."
Isn't it amazing to think that even the earth is a testimony pointing us to the kindness of God? I think our kids can pick up on this faster than we can sometimes. They can see it in the beauty of creation all around them. The seasons declare His beauty, shout of His glory, and leave us without excuse- there is a God who made all of this!
"For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities- His eternal power and divine nature- have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse." -Romans 1:20
But not only does He give us this beauty all around us, He lets us enjoy it!
"...[He] fills your hearts with joy."
How amazing it is to see that joy in our kids! What a gift they have to be able to see the joy that others can so easily miss.
That does not mean it is always easy. They have been through so much. They may have had a particularly rough day. And yet, they are so quick to see the beauty all around them. The excitement they have for life is something we can all learn from.
When the leaves first start to change color and fall to the ground- oh the joy to make huge piles and jump into them!
When the first snow falls, they all wake up running to the door, bursting with excitement to play in it.
Our kids are such beautiful reminders of the joy and excitement that come from God.
Without holding back, unashamed and genuine.
May we all be a little more like that!