Last night Kwacha and I had some of our favorite younger people over - Alyssa, Parker and Reagan! All three of them were in our wedding. We found out that Parker's fave place to eat is Jimmy Dean's. (Our friend, Lisa, said that this is why discipleship is important. ;) So for his belated birthday present, we took him and his sisters there for dinner and then they came over to our place for games and baking. (Pumpkin cookies to be exact.)
After the baking, Reagan asked for some paper so she could draw. Later on she asked for some tape so she could...tape. When their mom came to pick them up she handed me a "package."
Inside were some pictures and notes she made for us.
After they left and Kwacha and I were just sitting on the couch, Kwacha started talking about Reagan's package and how sweet it is. We know she made it for us because she loves us. It's not perfect; the tape was sticking out, the pictures are simple, but we know the heart behind it and that's what made it sweet.
Kwacha was saying that it's like us with God. We seek to please Him in obedience, but it's not perfect. Our righteousness is like filthy rags, but if we've put our trust in His Son and seek to honor Him, he sees our hearts. It's a good test for me. Am I doing what I do, seeking to honor Jesus because I love Him so much? Or am I doing what I do to seek His favor, to try to earn something?
Reagan's pictures were mainly of fruit and butterflies and pizza, but she also drew something else. I don't know if you can see it below. It's right below the pizza.
I asked if Reagan wrote "donut". (I assumed that's what "donet" meant.) She said "No, it's 'done' with a cross."
I just liked how that summed up what Kwacha said last night. And I didn't really think about it until this morning. Jesus has already done it all on the cross. Now we just get to obey Him in love.
And here's what Alyssa was doing while Reagan was drawing.
Taking pictures of my silly faces.