Kids are amazing. Mine all too often open my eyes to truths God is trying to give me... sometimes gently whispered and others like a whack over the head.
I love the snow, and my first reaction today was disappointment. Instead of fluffy shimmering powder covering the ground, there was a thick crust of ice. That is until my dear little ones started exclaiming joy over the beauty of what was outside, and they clamored to get on all their layers of clothing so they could go be a part of it.
How too often am I disappointed by the gifts God has set in front of me because it doesn't meet my preconceived notions of what I wanted? How often do I neglect to stop and consider the good in what He has given me because it looks different than what I think it should?
Today I am choosing to find joy in the ice. God's goodness is everywhere.