The smallest of lights
remind us of His presence
in the darkest night
We faced my daughter’s biggest fear recently. My husband and I are so blessed to have two happy, healthy daughters- a blessing I do not take for granted! The one thing that has plagued them is dental issues. Due to frequent visits for unpleasant reasons, they both have a higher than usual fear of going to the dentist.
So when my youngest came to me in tears, with a piece of her tooth and a crown in her hand- I knew we would be making another visit to our Dentist friends.
As my daughter sat in the dentist chair, she asked my oldest to hold her hand. Love conquered fear as she yielded to the poking and prodding… and the dentist said that she needed to remove the tooth- it was beyond saving. My daughter sat up and ran to my lap. As she cried and hugged me, I told her it would be ok- God would give her strength to get through it and it would all be over with soon.
She was so brave. And it was beautiful to see how loving and sweet her big sister was… holding her hand, encouraging her in a sing-song Mary Poppins voice. When we got home, Katie even did all her sister’s chores without a single complaint.
And the best part of all happened at bedtime. Katie offered to sleep in Sophie’s room- something she doesn’t agree to do often- but she did it to support her little sister. I tucked them both in and prayed with them.
The girls had put up small Christmas trees in their rooms the week before, and the lights on Sophie’s tree never came on. She was disappointed, but I told her we’d get her another one after Christmas. As I turned off her bedroom lights, as soon as I hit the switch- the lights on Sophie’s tree lit up!
I am teary as I write this, because God is just so amazing. The simple, beautiful ways He reminds us He is with us leave me in awe. Those little lights on that tree were the biggest blessing to us that night, and they are still burning bright.
There is not enough room on the page to say how much I love the Lord. God is good ALL the time, and ALL the time- God is good.
The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it. John 1:5