They not only began to look for them, their moms also got in on the game and even bought some toy mice for the girls so they could place them around my house, in my car, and even in my gifts at Christmas! They always seem to catch me when I least expect it too.
I’ve done my best to get them back, making sure I let them know that I am on to them, which is sure to encourage them all the more! I’ve even left the same mice under their pillows with a little piece of their favorite candy sitting next to it. It honestly has been great fun, especially for the girls and I’m so glad one of them had the idea to start all this.Last night’s event started me thinking. Matthew 3:17 says~“And behold, a voice out of the heavens, saying, This is My Son, the Beloved, in whom I have found My delight.” My first thought was, “Can you just imagine hearing God speak this about you?” He not only loved Jesus, but delighted in Him. Is there a difference between loving something or someone and delighting in them? I believe there is. I love potato chips, but after dieting for months and denying myself the pleasure of eating them, I take great delight in savoring each chip when I allow myself to have them on occasion. I believe it is the same with our children. We can love them, care for them, give them all the best this world has to offer, but do we take the time to truly delight in them? Most importantly, do we convey those sentiments to our kids? When was the last time your child heard you express your absolutely delight in them? I know I need to do that somehow today. If you have some great ways to convey your delight in your children, I hope you’ll share it with us!