Years ago, my cousin, Lona and I taught preschool at our church. Well, Lona was actually the teacher; I was her assistant.
When you’re working with 2, 3 and 4-year olds, you have to catch your teaching moments when you can. We didn’t have too much structure in our classroom; it’s difficult to have a 2-year old sit still for very long to hear a Bible lesson. But we were ever mindful of any opportunity to teach a child about God.
For example, if we saw a child sharing with another, we’d say that God likes it when we share. We’d make comments like: “Thank You, God, for eyes to see the book”. Or “Thank You, God, for ears to hear the birds sing”.
For the past couple of weeks, the phrase: “Thank You, God, for eyes to see”, has crossed my mind so many times as I’ve seen the beautiful colors of fall.
I’m sure the trees have been this pretty in the past, but this year, they seem exceptional.
I know that soon, the day will come when all the leaves will have fallen, and the trees are bare. But for right now….
They’re another reminder to be thankful.