Do you live with a news reporter? Every morning I am greeted with a weather report, “Mommy it’s raining!” We have a giant picture window in the living room so I have already easily seen this fact. “Mommy, sister is making breakfast!” Again, I can see sister mixing up batter. “Mommy, brother already left for work and he’ll be home for dinner!” Yup, knew that one too.
Something happens as they get older however, I find out information, usually important information, hours late. Nine o’clock at night my oldest remembers, “Oh yeah, Mom, Mrs. Smith called this morning. She said it’s important and to call her as soon as you can.” Really. “When did she call?” “Oh, maybe around ten?” Must have been when I had the audacity to run to the bathroom for two minutes. I probably couldn’t hear the phone through the little ones knocking on the door and asking what I was doing and when would I be out!
Like my little one stating the obvious news in his life, sometimes I need to be reminded of the obvious in my life. God is good, all the time. I am blessed with great kids. Hey, I have a roof over my head! It seems as though it is when things appear the most difficult that I have the hardest time seeing these things. I don’t want to forget until nine o’clock at night that yes, God was with me all day, just waiting for me to call.
Psalm 16:6 “The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance.”