There is a large green field behind the townhouse where we run our programs, perfect for running around and playing games with the kids.
One afternoon, we were out in the field and one of our TLCs was leading us in a game of tag. As we were playing, I noticed three girls peering in from the fence that bordered the far end of the field. They seemed to be asking one of our kids a question, who then looked to me for assistance. So I broke loose from the game and went over to join them. When I reached them, they shyly asked if they could come play with us.
After they settled into the game, I wondered to myself, what drew them in that they asked to join us? Was it the excitement of the game? The kids’ laughter? Or was it their joy-filled faces?
In our own lives, at work, home or play, does our delight in the glory of God draw others in with curiosity? Do others wonder why our hope is sure even in times of trial or why our foundation is unshakeable?
As we continue to work with the Flemingdon Park community, join me in praying that these children would experience true delight in the glory of God. And as God works in their hearts, let us pray that they would be lights in their homes and schools so that their lives would point others in their community to the hope that they have, to the glory of God our Father.