It’s about a two-minute drive from our house to the home of our child care provider. Not long, but we are to make the most of any opportunity, right?
In those two minutes, we had a conversation that would warm any mother’s soul.
Mason: I can’t wait until we go camping.
Jaden: Me too.
Mama: Oh, but when we wish for things to come quickly, we may miss the beauty in today. We may miss the gifts God gives today. We may miss seeing Him in our lives.
Jaden: I can’t see God, Mama.
Mama: (stops the van) Look outside. Do you see the wind?
Mason: (shakes his head)
Mama: No, you can’t see the wind. But what do you see? How do you know the wind is there?
Jaden: The trees are moving!
Mama: Yes, the leaves are moving in the wind, so we know the wind is there. It’s the same with God. We see what He’s doing around us and we know He is there.
Mason: Like I’m here, so I know God is, because He created me!
Mama: (smiles as she pulls the van back on the road)
There is silence for a minute, then just as we pull up to our destination:
Mason: Mommy, I can’t wait until the day I get to go to heaven and see God. Won’t it be so amazing?
Mama: It will! (parks the van and opens the door to let them jump out)
Mason: Do you think my crown will be shiny? Do you think it will be made of real gold?
Mama: I think it will be the shiniest crown you ever saw! And the more good things you do, the greater your reward will be.
Mason: We don’t know what the reward is, but we know it will be good!
Mama: It will be very good, son. Very good.