I responded, “Well you should have seen my house when our boys were your age we had toys and shoes and stuff all around and it was not beautiful.”
I thought of my house a few weeks ago with the pantry stuff all over the living room. That was not beautiful.
Out of the mouths of babes! This precious seven year old observed the lack of toys and kid stuff and saw beauty.
The beauty I saw was the love and security this little girl and her sister were experiencing in their Grammy and Pappy’s home. The girls came to live with their grandparents several years ago because of their parents’ problems.
Each February we have a reunion gathering of friends from a Bible Study group. Seven years ago, Jerry and Lois brought their three month old grandbaby Jada and her five year old sister Natalie to the gathering.
Over the years we have watched the girls grow not only physically and socially but also spiritually. We observe them at church sitting with their Pappy as their Grammy sings in the choir.
| That is true beauty to sacrifice your lives for others.
Now Jerry and Lois have custody of the girls
Jerry & Lois with Jada (sitting)
My husband John and I ( standing)
I love to have nice things and am privileged to have friends who help me decorate my home. (Thanks Jo!)
However, there is nothing as beautiful as a child who feels loved and secure and knows that God loves them.
Prayer: Lord please help me to sacrifice myself for others and spread your beauty to those in need of love.