Daily lessons from unexpected moments

We should always be delighted in new things that God reveals, both in his written word as well as in our surroundings. 

Today I served in our church’s nursery and spent a good portion of my time with a sweet four year old boy with special needs. Today he wanted to color. The process included handing me markers, yelling the color, and then dictating parts of the picture to color. It was just simple one-word commands but it made him happy, so I was fine with it.

After we finished the first picture, he turned the page and started reading what was on the next page. Let me repeat – four years old. He wasn’t reading words like dog or cat. He was reading two and three syllable words. I AMAZED and excited for him and by him. It was a heartfelt moment of pure joy on my part. I was also reminded that I don’t understand everything but God does (I knew that but it’s good to be reminded). The limitations that I anticipated were not there in this sweet boy. His limitations are defined by God and not by me.


I just needed to spend the right moment with him to be the student and not the teacher.  


Take time to be delighted, surprised, and awe-struck in people, nature, art, music or wherever else your heart roams.

Job 12:7-10 NIV        

7 “But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you;
8 or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish in the sea inform you.
9 Which of all these does not know that the hand of the LORD has done this?
10 In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind.


Be kind to one another and be a blessing.  Thank you for your time.
Heidi Cleaveland
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