December 3, 2020

Published December 3, 2020 by St Matthews Lutheran Church in Daily Message

Focal verse


Praise the Lord!
O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
for his steadfast love endures forever.
—Psalm 106:1


I heard the stomping of feet across the wooden floors, then my kids shouting, “Superheroes!”

I stood at the sink, dish scrubber in hand, while they ran in circles with their capes flying behind them.

“Want to watch us, Mommy? We’re superheroes! We have to go help some people,” my eldest said.

As quickly as they had entered the kitchen with outstretched arms, clenched fists and unbridled laughter, they left. I remained staring at a pile of dishes and the sunlight streaming through the window.

I smiled. Little did they know they were helping me see joy right in front of me.

I hope they read God’s word and say, “Thank you, God, for your story that fills me with hope.”