Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Good gifts

Why is it, I wonder, do I get so excited about finding my kids cool toys at garage sales and the Goodwill? I mean, yes, I can find really good prices. Sometimes for next to nothing, practically. But seriously, how many toys do they need anyway? :)

I think I'm just a sucker for a good deal. Or maybe I'm addicted to that look of wonder that Ethan has.

A couple Saturdays ago, Dave needed the morning to himself to prepare to speak at church the next day, so I took the boys out and drove around town to several garage sales. This is all I ended up buying. It's a motorized tractor, Little Tikes, I think. Ethan loves it. It wasn't a need, but I loved buying it for him.

Makes me think of Matthew 7:11, "If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!"

I love to think about the emotion of the Lord, how much He loves us and pursues our hearts. The idea that He, like any good parent, would delight in bestowing extra, totally unmerited, just for the fun of it, new toys on me....well, it just blows me away. I hope I have my look of wonder on.

1 comment:

bandanachick said...

Rachel's bridesmaids were: Michelle, Beth, Jamie, Liz Paddock, and Amy Libby. It was a really unique wedding, a lot of Sri Lankan aspects, so it was pretty cool.