Earlier this week, I couldn’t keep from heading outside to weed the flower bed.
Of course I’m not really supposed to be taxing myself with yard work so I told Jase he was coming along.
I expressed my joy at how well the tulips he planted were doing.
Busily pulling weeds, I began explaining the difference between them and the plants coming up.
As my energy began to wane, I stopped talking.
My eyes were on the weeds, all around me.
My mind was warning me not to overdo it.
The task started to feel over bearing.
Silence settled around us as I kept working and wondering how much more I should do.
Then his voice broke the air.
“God’s creation really is beautiful!”
“Isn’t it, Mom!”
I was startled.
I looked up.
His face was aglow with wonder and appreciation.
His eyes were looking above me, focused on the two blooming trees in the neighbor’s yard.
They’re bountifully blossomed in pink.
Showing the glory and creativity of our Master in their tiny bright flowers.
He wasn’t hindered by the weeds.
He was able to lift his eyes to the beauty above us.
What a wonderful reminder!
Our son, one of God’s creations, rejoicing in another of God’s creations.
Jesus said it best:
Matthew 21:16b NKJV …And Jesus said to them, “Yes. Have you never read, ‘Out of the mouth of babes and nursing infants You have perfected praise’?”
Our son was an example to me.
It’s important to look for God’s beauty and not get bogged down by the weeds.