A morning gift in the Easter basket ~ her first Bible that she can read herself.
The Holy Spirit working in her heart ~
Me: Lily, please come get your hair brushed before church.
Lily walks out of her room crying. I think, oh no what now?
Me: What’s wrong, honey?
Lily: I’m just so sad.
Me, feeling somewhat alarmed: Why?
Lily: I was reading the Easter story and I just got to the part where God had to turn away…from His own son, he had to turn away from His own son!!!
All week she walks around with this Bible in her hand. She reads it every spare second she can. She reads it to sleep at night. She reads it in her free time in the afternoon. And we talk and share and she asks questions and we talk some more. This morning she just finished the Old Testament. This from the seven-year old girl who thought she could never read. The Spirit is moving in her!
These things I treasure and ponder in my heart.