Daily Delight

Sunday, June 5, 2016

I had the chance to visit my family over Memorial Day weekend. They live at the beach, so it’s not much of a sacrifice to spend my vacation days with them. One of my favorite parts of my visits there is being able to spend time with my nephew. Most of our interaction is through Facetime (what a blessing technology can be!) so it’s limited to brief conversations and air kisses. So sweet! But when I get to see him face-to-face, not over the iPad or iPhone, I am reminded he is 3 ½ years old and all boy – he loves to run, punch, yell, splash, and use words his mother has instructed him not to say. And unlike our Facetime conversations, these interactions can last ALL DAY! Not being a parent myself, spending an entire weekend with him can try my patience, as I prefer the sweet baby boy blowing kisses. However, since he knows his aunt is not around much and will always bring a “prize” with her, there is not much incentive for him to be on his best behavior. This Memorial Day weekend, after gathering up all of his accouterments, I loaded him in the car to take him to the pool, saying a little “Thank you, Jesus, give me patience” under my breath. As we drove down the road, I heard a soft voice from the backseat “This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine. This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine…” Ah, out of the mouths of babes! I knew it wouldn’t be long before I was chasing him around the pool, telling him not to run, to be careful jumping in the shallow end, and to not splash the grown-ups. But at that moment, I joined him in the chorus – “Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine!” In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. -Matthew 5:16 (NIV) 

If you are feeling weak or weary, find yourself in situations that try your patience, or just in general feel your light is fading, remember we are always called to walk in His light. Let yourself be a reflection of His love and grace. 


About the Author

Kyndle Huey≫ ≫Kyndle Huey is 30-something southern girl who calls Birmingham, Alabama home. She loves reading, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. Her simplest pleasure is a good cup of coffee with a side of great conversation. She hopes you will join her in conversation here.


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