Saturday, July 30, 2011

He delights in giving good gifts to His children.

What an amazing glimpse into the Lord's love for His children as we parent those whom the Lord has entrusted to us.

Today the boys and I spent the better part of the morning at "God's Grace barber shop."  I usually cut the boys hair from home, but decided to "throw caution to the wind" and try out one of the local barber shops.

To be honest, I chose 'God's Grace' due to its name.  However, I am fairly certain that the four men that run the shop have no understanding of what those two words really mean.

Upon entering through the plastic beaded curtain, one could not help but notice the raunchy music videos blaring on the corner television.  Not to let this sway my decision to give the establishment a try, I reminded the boys to "turn their eyes from evil."  And proceed to ask one of the men to "kindly turn down the volume."

What took place next spoke volumes to my soul.

As I watched our boys, I was overwhelmed by Gods love.  Here were six boys, all once orphaned, experiencing the love of family/belonging {an amazing picture of God}.  Each of their faces shone with shere delight as they sat and got their hair cut--no one would have guessed that 45 cents was worth so much more this morning.

My children have shown me so much about the Fathers love. Truly, He delights in giving good gifts to His children.  And, so do I :-)

P.S. One certian little five year old missed our haircut outing--we will try again soon.


Anonymous said...

What handsome young men! Glory to our God who delights in giving his own grace.

Shonni said...

Yes, HE does!!! Praise the LORD for those little boys, being raised for Him.

Marci said...

What bright and handsome countenances your 7 (8) sons have! We had a similar situation here talking an afternoon walk around our town's (a tourist mountain town) down town area. :-)

Susan A said...

What a beautiful picture. I am so happy that the little boys delight belonging in your family, that is so wonderful to see! :)

laurad said...

What a handsome crew! The Lord does give good gifts to His children. Amazing Grace!

Jennifer said...

They look great! And the smiles, could they be any bigger?

Amanda said...

GREAT looking heads:) You sure are blessed with a wealth of boys!!