“What a beautiful thing, GOD, to give thanks, to sing an anthem to you, the High God!” Psalm 92:1 (The Message Bible)
This week I served as Granny Nanny for my three-year old grandson, Nate. I’m exhausted from having fun! We created a rock band—drums out of kettles, metal storage containers and Lincoln logs for drumsticks, and an out-of-tune guitar. Cardboard blocks transformed into the Brooklyn Bridge. We talked about how God smiled on us as we volunteered to pull weeds out of a flowerbed at his church, and we did a nature hike around the block and brought treasures (pinecones, leaves, twigs, rocks, and a dandelion) home to Mommy. Relaxed in a dark theater, during a date with Nate to see Madagascar 3, I nodded off, just like I do when I go to an afternoon movie with Glen!
It is a privilege to watch my grandson play and learn. However, the responsibility of being on duty with a three-year old drained any creative juice I had when I woke up. Normally, writing Daily Meditation Moments takes around forty-five minutes, but last week while watching Nate, that time doubled, and I wondered if they made any sense!
Today, I am writing my blog from the Greene Brothers coffee shop. There are different types of noises in the background—a cappuccino machine spewing, bells dangling on the door, customers chatting about business, and jazz playing softly in the background, and yet I can concentrate on writing. For time away to be me, I repeat the Psalm, “What a beautiful thing, GOD!”
Dear Lord, I thank you for each new day and the opportunities to serve you—or someone else. Amen.