Wrote this post about 3 years ago as my Ella was in Kindergarten. She’s finishing up 2nd grade now. I have learned so much about God’s Love for us since I have became a parent. Be encouraged!
Been meaning to share this for a couple of days. I pray it’s an encouragement for you.
Ella is five. She’s started kindergarten this year. I dropped her off at school Tuesday morning and she didn’t want me to walk her in. “Dad! I’m a big girl, I know where to go. I can do it myself!” So I opened the car door for her and watched her disappear through the double doors into the building. It’s hard to believe how fast she is growing up.
Even though she’s big enough to walk to her class by herself she says she still isn’t big enough to sleep in her bed all night. That’s why around 4 o’clock EVERY night she gets in our bed.
Tuesday morning she woke up and asked if she could just lay with me a little longer before she got ready. She put her arm around my neck and began scratching the back of it. She was laying silently, I could see her wheels were turning, and then she gave me this piece of advice.
“Dad? You know….. I think God’s proud of me. Don’t you?”
“Absolutely! Of course He is. What makes you think that though?” I answered.
“Because He made me very special…and so He’s proud of me.!”
We laid in silence for a bit….then she started again.
“And dad? You know He’s proud of you too. God made you special too. You know that right!”
“Yes I do! Thanks for reminding me!”
Nothing like an honest piece of encouragement from a 5 year old. Hopefully you know that regardless of how you feel or what kind of day you’re having, He’s proud of you too. God’s made you special, and specifically for a purpose. Once your start that relationship with Christ, His work begins in you and you begin the work He has for you. And that makes Him proud to be your Father.
10 For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.