|(This is a memory that pointed me in the right direction today… about fifteen years after I first wrote it!)|
Life-happenings, sick kids, extended family surprises/issues… stressful thoughts had my spirit in an uproar. Then I walked through the living room and heard Junior Asparagus singing “Your love was with me all throughout my day.” All other thoughts stopped, as I wondered what signs of God’s presence I’d missed that morning.
When the kids dispersed, I re-wound that part of the video so I could quietly listen again. I remembered other times VeggieTales has blessed me, besides the obvious benefits in my children’s lives. Songs came to mind… of Annie, the scallion, singing “a thankful heart is a happy heart” to Madame Blueberry; of Junior playing an Israelite boy, reminding Joshua “we know that He will take care of us, if we will follow Him.”
I thought of Jesus saying “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children.” Of the songs I love from the series, my favorites are sung by children, pointing to a principle, often reminding an adult about something important.
It’s so easy to make lives, ministries and relationships more complicated than they need to be, but always there is a choice about our attitude and approach. We can be “wise in our own eyes” and do things in what we think is a mature fashion, or we can “become as little children” in our Father’s eyes.
I had something similar when I watched the chronicles of narnia with my kids. As a kid, I thought the stories were beautiful. As a parent, I saw them as genius. What a simple way to show children who god is.
BTW – favorite veggie tale song is the one about a missing hairbrush. 🙂