WHAT DO YOU WANT TO GIVE YOUR CHILDREN?
One night long ago, as another baby tooth was put under a pillow awaiting the tooth fairy, I was asked what the Tooth Fairy did with all those baby teeth.
It’s one of those moments when a father might panic, but not a mother. God has this way of giving mamas perfect answers on the fly.
Either that, or we’re just really good liars. 😉
An idea formed and I began to pen the words to a cute little tale.
My daughter Andrea drew the illustrations and when her teacher found out, she asked if I would come in and read it to the class.
I’ll never forget the look of excitement on the children’s faces as I began to read. They had all kinds of ideas on how it would end, but only I knew the outcome. I was the author. They wouldn’t know until I finished reading and when I said “The End” smiles lit up the entire classroom.
“Looking unto Jesus, the AUTHOR and the FINISHER of our faith...” Hebrews 12:2
Think about those words.
Just like I was the author of a unique tale about the Tooth Fairy, Jesus is the Author of our unique life story and He is the Author of our children’s life story.
Let that sink in.
Not you. Not me.
And just like I probably have you wondering~”What does the Tooth Fairy do with all those teeth?” 😉, we might constantly wonder what will happen next in our own lives or the lives of our children. Instead of leaving things in God’s hands, we attempt to control each situation, writing our own story, making ourself the hero instead of our Savior. This tends to lead us on a path of worry and frustration instead of joy and peace.
it is Jesus story.
He is our Author and He will finish the story.
The story called Faith.
If we had our way, if we knew the outcome~
then it wouldn’t be called Faith.
It might be called Mistakes, Heartache or Pride. It might be called Worry or Distrust.
But not Faith.
These things need not overtake us when Jesus is our author. We can sit in His presence with comfort, peace and even joy~looking ahead to what unfolds. Confident that the ending will be written by Someone Who loves us with an unfathomable love. Someone Who knows exactly what is best for us and our children.
Allow your children to see His story of faith unfold in your own life. Give them that gift.
Teach them to allow Jesus to be their Author as well, understanding that He is the ultimate Hero.
His story is not fiction. He will never lie and He will never panic when we ask questions~ because He always has the perfect answer.
And that answer will always be Faith.
As we go through the heart rending chapters, we don’t ever have to tire because~ with the strength of a Hero and the love of a Savior, He will continue writing His love story.
And we can rest in knowing that when we hear the final “The End” His smile will light up our hearts because we will be in His presence. Our story will have a happy ending if we will just allow Him to finish it for us.
His love story called Faith.