It has been one week since we planted our garden and flower beds. You can read about planting the garden here.
Each day I catch the two toddlers watering their beloved flowers.
It has happened the same way each day. “Mom, can we go out to play?” “Yes, but I want you stay right in the yard where I can see you.”
But each time they went out to play this past week, I could hear the outside water turned on and off. I peeked outside to see this sight:
They are lovingly giving their plants a drink of water.
They genuinely care about the well being of their plants. Because of this, I have been hesitant to say anything to discourage them. I have been a little worried they may give the plants to much water. But they assure me they are only giving each flower one drink. They fill their little container one time for each flower.
Who knew a two year old and a three year old would take such pride in their garden? They genuinely want to see their flowers happily blooming and “know” they will become thirsty and need a drink of water to stay healthy.
They know this because they also become thirsty while playing outside, and they come in frequently for a drink of water. So this “knowing” about thirst, comes from their own personal experience. They feel for their plants who are outside in the sun, and know they too will get thirsty.
I often see nuggets of truth about life and about my relationship with my heavenly Father, through observing my children playing.
Our heavenly Father knows us. He created us. He knows what we need, even before we ask. He genuinely wants to care for our needs, and see us be healthy and happily blooming where he has planted us.
“If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!”
“You hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of earth and sky, but why do you not know how to interpret the present time?”
“If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you.”
Jesus said to come, all who are thirsty in their life, and drink freely from his well, and you will be satisfied.
“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.”
Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.”
And he said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give from the spring of the water of life without payment.”
The Spirit and the Bride say, “Come.” And let the one who hears say, “Come.” And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who desires take the water of life without price.
What nuggets of truth do you learn from observing your children play? Leave us a comment. Thank you.
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