By Jarrod Spencer –
Each parent knows that many of children’s toys need batteries. They are required so the toy can operate, which translates into loud noises, lighting up, or constant movement. A friend of ours gave my son a ‘Thomas the Tank Engine’ toy that only used one battery to run. That battery lasted well over a year. To be honest, my wife and I were very thankful the day that battery was finally used up.
If you’re like me, it can be annoying to hear those toys keep going and going. You look forward to the day that the batteries are drained of their power.
But what happens when God’s batteries run out?
Last month, my family was coming home from attending my niece’s dance recital. It was dark, and there was a storm off in the distance on the right side of the road.
My three-year old son was intrigued by all the lightning that flashed in the dark sky. As his head turned toward the lightning, to our right, he noticed something peculiar off to the left – no lightning.
He watched the left for a few moments with this new found knowledge of no lightning and then said, “There isn’t any lightning on this side. I think the lightning ran out of batteries.”
His mother and I laughed for a while over his simple observance and interpretation.
I love to hear his innocence in these kinds of statements and trust that God must get a great deal of enjoyment out of them also. As adults, but still children of God, I wonder how often we make Him laugh over what we say at various times.
PRAYER: Father, I love being a father and I thank You for the opportunity to have these kinds of moments in my children’s lives. Thank You for my family. Thank You for creating this memory for our family.
“Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 18: 4 NIV).