Thankful Thursday - Feb 28, 2008


I am thankful today for the many children God has placed in my life.

I have been blessed with two happy and healthy children of my own. These two sweet children never fail to bring a smile to my face and make my heart sing. They are kind, loving children with hearts of gold. They love each other dearly and enjoy being together which just makes me smile even more. Sure, they're not perfect and they are very much "normal" children that do fuss and argue with each other, but God has given them these sweet, loving personalities that allow me to "forget" all that "normal" stuff they do. My oldest is beginning to talk more about God and it is so special to hear him say things such as "We don't need to be scared, do we Mommy? 'Cause God is always with us." It is so exciting to see them grow and learn about God and all that He has done and will continue to do for them.

I have also had the opportunity over the years to work with children in churches I've attended. I have directed a preschool children's choir and taught several different age children's Sunday School classes. I cannot even begin to describe how these little children have blessed my life and taught me so much about my own walk with the Lord! They have an insight into this world that we lose as we grow into adults. On a regular basis I wish I could consistently look at God's world in the way they do -- so openly and innocently and not tainted by the unfairness and uncertainty of the human life we sometimes are forced to live.

I am reminded of the song "Jesus Loves the Little Children". I used to think this was only for young children, but have realized as I've grown older that we ALL are God's "little children" no matter our age. I am so thankful that God still considers me his "baby" in much the same way that I know I will always consider my children my babies no matter how old they are. Isn't it comforting to know that God loves us in that same manner?

My prayer today is one of thankfulness for all the children in this world and for the way they have touched my life. I pray they may stay "little children" even into adulthood and always see the world through those innocent and sweet eyes they have today.

Thank you, Lord!

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7 Thoughts Shared:

Amy said...

Children are awesome aren't they? I treasure mine every day :-)

flmom said...

Children are an awesome blessing! How thankful I am that our Father looks upon us as His children.

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Angie said...

Melanie...what a wonderful thankful list! Children are such a blessing...and give us such wisdom at times!!

Cheryl said...

Children are such a blessing! I love them to. Great TT post. God Bless~

Melanie said...

Hi Melanie from another Melanie :)

Children are great aren't they? No greater blessing!

Denise said...

Amen, children are precious gifts from Gods heart.

eph2810 said...

You know - sometimes we just loose the innocence and the 'child-like' faith...I am sad about that in my own life. As a child we don't question - we just trust.

Thank you so much for sharing your grateful heart with us this week.

Blessings to you and your wonderful family.