Monday, July 26, 2010

Breakfast Table Chat

This morning around the breakfast table we were discussing how God delights when we show kindness to others. One child asked if God smiles and that brought on more conversation about what God looks like.

Now, we adults, know God is a spirit, but that is an awefully hard concept for children.

Curiosity got the better of me and I asked my littlest one, "What do you think God looks like?"

"He is brown like me and has a great big smile. He has brown hair and a brown beard. He has brown eyes, too."

Precious words from my little brown bear who sees through her big brown eyes.

And I know He does delight in kindness.

Jeremiah 9:23,24

This is what the LORD says:
"Let not the wise man boast of his wisdom
or the strong man boast of his strength
or the rich man boast of his riches,

but let him who boasts boast about this:
that he understands and knows me,
that I am the LORD, who exercises kindness,
justice and righteousness on earth,
for in these I delight,"
declares the LORD.