So often the day starts out shining bright and then as life gets in the way, darkness creeps in and fills up the holes. Before long our light is dim and even though it is a fact that light can chase away shadows, our world grows dark and heavy.
My grandson recently started Kindergarten, and his mommy is being challenged beyond her nature. She’s not a fan of change herself, so having to deal with his changes, and the new schedule, plus his six year old mentality of “Why can’t I just stay home and play?” the overwhelming weight has brought her down. She doesn’t like the change, and isn’t happy with taking him to school every day when she really had wanted a different kind of education, but she realizes this change was necessary. Frustration comes when the darkness seeps in…
Helping them find a way to greet the day with a cheerful smile, happy faces, and the light of Jesus is my hope, but even I feel the weight of doom and gloom after several days of battling a six-year-old to get ready for school.
By sheer accident, I found a solution. When I get up in the morning, I set Pandora to a Christian song list, with cheery uplifting songs, and hum along. I hadn’t been listening to anything in the morning, but this station offers a selection of mixed traditional hems and children’s Christian music. Two days in, and I caught the two year old humming O-B-E-D-I-E-N-C-E … Can’t beat that!
Seek the light. Every time.
It will outshine any doom and gloom.
God bless your day.