Saturday, August 17, 2013
Water With Love
Tea parties are very important at our house. It's a tradition I started when my first granddaughter was old enough to hold a little pink plastic teapot. We have berries, cookies, jam, and lots of pretend tea - everywhere. To catch all the 'tea,' I cover the table with big beach towels - or the floor if we're have a tea picnic. And now the little grand boys participate. (They got tall enough to see cookies on the table.)
It's also a bonding time. We talk in silly voices about silly things. Mostly, I hope I'm leaving a heritage of love. I pray that this may bring us closer for times ahead when they may seek advice or counsel. Even as little as they are we talk about God and I hope that always continues.
Painting this illustration made me think about the need to build our relationships with new Christians too. They need nurturing and guidance as much as a small child. Why not a tea party - or coffee and dessert? And then we must also water the ground wherever we go, making opportunity to spread God's love.
According to His word - as we water, we shall be watered (blessed) by God in return. How beautiful is that? Give refreshing to someone who may be dry and thirsty. Time is so precious and our life a vapor that quickly passes (James 4:14) , make time to share His love.
May you bless and be blessed today.