A few weeks back, I sat slathering sunscreen on my nine-year-old. We had just arrived at the pool and claimed our spot.
We weren’t talking anything spiritual. I don’t think we were talking, at all.
Just me in mom-mode, making sure every square-inch of Grant’s skin was covered.
He interrupted the silence.
“We are kind of like the moon and God is like the sun.”
Still rubbing, I smiled, “Yeah?”
“Yeah.” Grant said. ”
“As Christians, we are to be like the moon — reflect the sun here on the earth. Get it? The Son? We reflect the light of the Son to the Earth. The S-O-N.”
From the lips of infants and babes…
“Yes. I get it. That is so good, buddy. That is exactly what God calls us to do. Shine for Him. To all of the Earth.”
With Grant’s back turned to me, I looked up at my husband and mouthed, “Did you just hear that?!”
With wide eyes, Brent grinned and nodded, yes.
Grant asked if I was finished with sunscreen. I patted his back and sent him on into the water.
I leaned back in my lounge chair with a heart full of wonder at the nine-year-old who just rocked my world — with profound thinking.
Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:16
We have so much to learn from the wonder of a child. On this Friday, let us lean in and listen. God may have something to say to you. Through them.
Today let’s share…
Do you have a similar story? Maybe a time the Lord blew your mind through the lips of your babe?
A “did you just hear that?” moment?
Leave a comment…so we can all learn and wonder together…
Picture by Jen Dalton