Title: Buddy and Beast
Date: February 18, 2013
A mom told me about her two-year-old boy, who is sweet and smart and nicknamed Buddy. Sometimes he’s called “Little Beast.” Like any two-year-old, he’ll throw himself on the floor in a tantrum if he’s pulled away from his playtime (even for a diaper change). But his playtime isn’t sacred.
Most mornings his mom has the TV on, catching the news and weather (on WCSH6 of course:), and Buddy is typically in the room playing with his cars, or sitting with his dad, or reading books. About a year ago, Buddy’s parents noticed that when the music from Daily Devotions started, Buddy would stop what he was doing to look up at the TV. He was a baby back then, so he didn’t have a long attention span. On many mornings, he'd watch the Daily Devotions right through to its conclusion before resuming his play. When Buddy started walking months later, he'd walk to the TV when he heard the music, even if he was in another room. It was such a routine that his mom or dad would call out, "Buddy, it's Daily Devotions!" His mom said, “What makes it so interesting is that he stops what he’s doing for a full two minutes.”
We’re both – beastly and angelic, and we all need sacred time. Thanks for giving these two minutes to God.
Let’s Pray: Dear God, we’re both angelic and beastly, and yet You love us anyway. Thanks for loving all the parts of us, and for helping us set aside time for You every day. Amen.
Here’s a Thought: Ever notice that little kids instinctively love God?
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