I watched my son play outside today
and I rediscovered God’s beauty that is all around.
For he picked up every leaf and smiled with delight
at each new treasure he found.
Then he saw a squirrel scamper up a tree
and he watched the clouds float away.
He was thrilled when our large cat came around-
but was upset when she refused to play.
So he chased a yellow butterfly
- well, until he saw two red birds
and he laughed at their conversation
(for they really did sound absurd!)
When did I stop noticing the beauty our God made,
or listening to the sounds of nature,
or enjoying the coolness of the shade?
I am thankful I watched my son play today
for I came to realize
All that I have missed or ignored,
God’s beauty- as seen through my child’s eyes!
By Kristy Woodall
Kristy and her husband, Bud Woodall, serve at the Vinita, OK church of Christ where Bud is the pulpit minister. Kristy says her greatest accomplishment is her two boys: Lee age 15 and David age 10.