And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, a sixth day.
Thought for the Day: God loves it when His children take in His creation
Children, parents, children, grandparents, children in strollers, children fishing, children running and screaming….my walk today at the park showed such beauty in family relationships. As I walked into the park, I immediately knew my walk would be different. The school year has ended and parents have begun taking their children with them as they walk at the park. One child wanted so desperately to pet the baby geese. With his mother working to stop him and him not understanding was stressful for her. I helped her explain that the Mama Goose was watchful over her babies and just like his mama was protecting him, the mother goose was protecting her babies. Then, there was the grandfather with his grandsons, fishing from one pier then moving pier to pier having fun on their fishing excursion. I could tell from the grandfather’s expression that he was enjoying their excitement of fishing. The pair of mothers with their children pointing out each turtle and bird along the way – their children oohing and aahing as they saw each animal. One corner after another, I witnessed children taking in nature in such a pure way.
I wonder what God thinks as He looks down over the beautiful park He created and sees the beautiful children taking in every animal and plant, and enjoying being active as they walk around His park. As a parent, I look at my children and smile as I see them doing things they enjoy – it truly fills my soul with happiness and love. I believe God is truly filled with happiness and love as He watches his children enjoying His creation.
Prayer: God, thank you for the park and for giving the children a place to run and play, and to learn about Your creation. Help us discover new and beautiful ways to share Your creation with them. Amen
Prayer Focus: Children sharing God’s creation