Monday, November 5, 2012


One of the things I love most about having children is seeing the world through their eyes. John Mark loves to go outside and every morning after I get him dressed and get his shoes on we make our first trek outside. This morning we went out and he climbed up on our swingset and was looking up at the sky. A minute later he pointed up and was trying to get my attention, I looked up and saw he was pointing at the moon. The sky was a perfect blue, no clouds but a beautiful wedge of white moon. My mind went to the words of this Psalm. Psalm 8:3-9 "When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him? For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour. Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet: All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field; The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas.O Lord our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!" I am thankful for a little boy who enjoys going outside. It has been a pleasure to watch the leaves change, see the acorns fall, smell the peanuts being gathered in, see the crop duster flying over and hear the canadian geese honking. It is always a pleasure to slow down and enjoy God's creation.