My kids’ favorite dinner conversation is regularly “Daddy, tell us a funny story from when you were a kid!” Rob goes on to tell them one of his favorite memories usually involving one of his brothers and a prank that was played on the other. Sometimes, he tells a story we’ve all heard before and sometimes it’s something completely new (these men played a lot of pranks on each other when they were kids!). I really don’t know how Rob always seems to have a good story! What stood out to me recently about this whole routine and gave me a fresh perspective is that this is really about how badly my boys desire to know their Dad. That’s why they want the stories! Of course, they love the laughter and the surprise of the story but really, it’s about just wanting to know him better.
It made me question why I don’t take this same stance toward my Father in Heaven. If I’m honest: this season of Lent hasn’t gotten me thinking much about getting to know my Father better. I’ve been more focused on the new adventure of homeschooling, on staying healthy and taking care of my physical and mental health along with my family’s health and just trying not to get overwhelmed by it all.
My prayer for you and for myself is that we would take the time that has been given to us right now to get know our Father.
Darla Schmidt, admin. Assistant