This morning I set out on an adventure with my two youngest children, Princess and Rockstar. We had discussed before leaving home and heading to the local grocery store that this was going to be a good and quick trip. Mommy had made a list and we were sticking to it. Get in, get it done and get out...that was the mission. We got to the store and got in, loaded Princess in the cart and began to pick up the items on the list. As we were traveling down the milk and cheese aisle of the store - second to the produce where we began, the girls began speaking to each person we met along the way in a very pleasant manner. There were many who smiled and cordially said "hi" in return and then exchanged greetings with me. Then there was a woman who stopped and began to engage in conversation with Princess and Rockstar. Rockstar being totally excited to have someone's attention kindly introduced the entire family - 2 of which were not even with us. Then she told the woman how old she was, when her birthday was and even invited the woman to her birthday party and sleepover. The woman kindly smiled and thanked her for the invites. I then suggested Rockstar could also invite her to join us at church. Rockstar did not miss a beat as she invited the kind lady to church. The woman asked where she went to church and Rockstar did a stellar job of telling her the name of our church (with a little help from mom) the woman was certain of the church location and even inquired about service times. Rockstar told her that if she would wear her hair in a ponytail and wear the same coat, she would know her when she showed up at church. The woman's name is Melanie. She works nights at the store and to top it all off, she lives outside of town and owns horses! That alone began a whole new topic of conversation with my horse crazed children. It was a first impression like no other and a treasure in this momma's memories. I had a mission and God had a better one. I wonder how many times I've gone with the get in/get it done/get out mission and missed the real mission of my day. Tonight Rockstar prayed for Melanie and I prayed thanking God for the sweet spirit of my little Rockstar. May she always be in tune to God's calling on her life.
“I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. 26 Yes, Father, for this was your good pleasure." Matthew 11:25-26