A Shield Around Me
As a mom, I’m guessing there are times you would love to hear a kind word and receive a boost of encouragement. You certainly deserve it. Your job may be thankless, but it is valuable. Your role as a mom is hugely significant in this world as you are investing in the next generation. You may feel worn and torn at times, but you are not forgotten. God sees you. He is with you. He loves you and hears your cry for help. The Psalmist’s words can speak to us, “But you, O Lord, are a shield around me, my glory and the one who lifts my head high. I cried out to the Lord, and he answered me from his holy mountain.” Psalm 3:3,4
How marvelous to know that our loving Heavenly Father, cares for us, guards us and hears our prayers. The world may not be applauding us daily. There are no award ceremonies for moms, but Psalm 3 reminds us the God is the one who lifts our head high. Dear precious mom, I want you to know how much you are loved and cared for by Him. Reflect on His love and care for you today.
Need a few quick, fun yet quiet activities for the kids? Go to your sock drawer and pull out the socks that have no mates. Oh yes we all have them! Use the socks to make hand puppets. For lighter socks you can use markers, and for darker socks you can glue or pin construction paper of felt eyes and ears. If you have any small pom pom balls left over from a project, they make a great nose. Let each child create their own puppet if you have enough socks (at my house we always have plenty of mate-less socks hanging around). Name the puppets and create a story or a little puppet show with your newly made friends.
You can also use the socks to create a soft wobble for older kids. Put one or two socks inside a long athletic sock. Tie a not around the ball and now you have a ball with a tail. You can play toss back and forth outside by throwing and catching only by the tail. You can also try your hand at tossing them into a basket or a coffee can. Enjoy a little healthy sock competition!
In what ways have you seen evidence of God at work in your life this week?