I watched the three children huddled together with interest. Someone was trying to strike a bargain, and another was not interested.
When my four year old finally realized she would not convince her little sister to give her the coveted item, she started to wail.
Since the coveted item belonged to the younger child, and had been in her possession most of the morning, I wasn’t inclined to force her to share, especially since Bethel was crying to get what she wanted. As it happened, I was not distracted with chores or the computer, and was able to devote all my attention on her.
I asked her if she thought that having the toy would make her happy. Of course, she asserted that it would make her happy. Thankfully I had just completed my mother’s lesson on Contentment, so I knew some Scriptures to share with my weeping child.
By this time, David had come over to listen, and when I asked if Mommy could be happy without Daddy, he answered, “No!” I explained that although mommy misses daddy very much, and although I am sad that he is not with us, I can be happy when I remember that God is everything I need.
Here the verse we talked about
Psalm 73:25 Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee. My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.
Still not sure they’re buying it.
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