Wonders to Remember
Many, O Lord, my God, are the wonders you have done.
Abby surveyed her house and shuddered. Toys were strewn across the floor; dishes were stacked high in the sink and on the kitchen counter; piles of laundry were everywhere. She sighed and asked herself, Why exactly did I decide to be a mother?
Suddenly her three-year-old, Kyle, dashed in from the backyard and grabbed her hand. â€œMama, come see! Come see!â€ Obediently, Abby stumbled after her excited son. They reached a brick walkway, where Kyle proudly pointed to a green and yellow caterpillar. Together, mother and son squatted down for a closer look. Abby marveled at the caterpillarâ€™s fine black stripes and wiggly antennae. She turned to let the sunâ€™s rays bathe her shoulders in warmth and spotted the delicate strands of an intricate spiderweb still under construction in her camellia bush. She pointed out the web to her son. â€œWow,â€ he whispered. Side by side they watched the spider complete the beautiful design. Thank You, God, Abby breathed. Now I remember why.
Itâ€™s easy to let the burden of parenthood steal our appreciation for Godâ€™s amazing creation. Yet Scripture says that â€œHe has caused his wonders to be rememberedâ€ (Psalm 111:4). We will rememberâ€”and discover a more spiritual perspective on the mundane side of lifeâ€”if we only take the time to look. Sometimes our kids will be the ones to lead us there.
Before you say good nightâ€¦
Awesome God, we can barely comprehend the splendors You have created for our enjoyment. Thank You for incredible blessings and for the ability to appreciate them. Let our family always remember Your amazing wonders. Amen.
This devotional is taken from Night Light for Parents. Copyright © 2000 by James Dobson, Inc. All rights reserved. Used with permission.