Jesus ministered to children and so can you. #lighttheworld
My ministering today was basking in the opportunity to love my grandkids. They (and their parents) came over for dinner, and I got to spend a little one-on-one time with each of them. It was marvelous. It doesn’t seem like much in the way of ministering, but I have learned that with children, the small things, done consistently, are what make the biggest difference in the long run. And the number one thing is simply loving them. I can do that.
Bonus happiness – I’m feeling better – thanks to antibiotics. Which is why I felt safe to be loving on those grandkids of mine.
I’ve been thinking about family traditions (another way to minister to children), and how I love to see which of our traditions my children are choosing to carry on in their own families, and what new traditions they are creating for themselves. One of our traditions is making toffee. Today Mr. Hot Stuff (the COO) passed on the family toffee-making secrets to The Chemist (one of our sons-in-law). It’s fun to listen in on these two precision and detail oriented people as they free-wheel the toffee recipe (it’s all part of the secret process).
(Read and Follow the Directions)
Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. 5 And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me.