My daughter, Sophia, gave me a recipe (in words and pictures) for her “world famous” peanut butter and popcorn sandwiches and asked me to make her some sandwiches to take to Vacation Bible School.
The recipe included what you probably suspect: bread, peanut butter, and popcorn.
It also included one extra-special ingredient…love.
When I asked Sophia how many she wanted me to make, she told me two.
Sophia’s answer included these words: “I will probably make a new friend who will be hungry like me. And you know how much I like to share.”
Although she didn’t realize it, Sophia was modeling the character of our heavenly Father.
- She is moving in faith, expecting that she will make a friend.
- She was moving to provide for the needs of someone (a stranger at this point) who will be her friend tomorrow. She knows that the special secret ingredient of love would make it taste better.
John 15:13-15 talks about our friendship with Jesus:
Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command. I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.
Remember that you are supposed to be friends with your husband…but maybe you don’t feel like it and neither does he.
Then it’s time for you to exercise your faith for a (deeper) friendship with your husband.
And when you do, make sure you do what you can to provide for him and put in that extra-special ingredient, love.
As you move in faith, expect to see God’s hand of provision and deliverance and love in your circumstances, including your marriage!
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What a delightful attitude you have helped to cultivate in your daughter. She is not setting up her lunch box so that she can be self-conscious and self-contained, eating by herself in a corner.
To the contrary, she is heading into her day with an attitude of joyful curiosity about others, layered over with the expectation of reaching out and making a new friend.
That image brings a smile to my face today!
Kim, so glad the thought of Sophia going out to VBS with a great attitude made you smile! She has made a couple of new friends these past two days and we’re already making plans for a play date with one of them! Thank you for your words of encouragement!