The last several days have been dreary days. It’s been raining. Not a constant heavy storm kind of rain but a mixture of thunder and lightning kind of rain mixed with a gentle drizzle. The kind of rain where you just want to stay in and curl up on the couch with a good book or movie.
We look outside our classroom window each day and have the students decide what the current weather condition is. Is it sunny? Is it cloudy? Is it raining? Is it hot? Is it cold?
One of our three year old students recently told us it was sparkling out. I loved that explanation! In my eyes it was sprinkling, but in the eyes of this little one it was sparkling. Talk about seeing the world through rose colored glasses! Oh to be young again! 🙂
Sparkling means to produce small flashes of light or perform brilliantly
or to be or become bright and lively.
Not exactly the same as sprinkling, a small quantity scattered or sparsely distributed. But I love that glimmer of hope that student brought to an otherwise gloomy day!
Children see the rainbows not the rain. They see the sparkle in the sprinkle. And trust me, this particular student sparkles!
I don’t know about you, but I want to sparkle too! I want to produce small flashes of light on this darkened world! I want to perform brilliantly at everything I do! I want to brighten and liven up a room when I walk into it, leaving it a better place than I found it.
I want others to see Jesus in me. I want to be His hands and feet in this world lifting others up, serving them, meeting their needs, touching their lives. I don’t just want to sprinkle God’s love around sparsely.
Let’s all sparkle instead of sprinkle. After all, after the sprinkle of the rain comes the rainbow, and there’s supposedly a pot of gold sparkling at the end of the rainbow.
Never lose your sparkle! *
The LORD their God will save his people on that day as a shepherd saves his flock. They will sparkle in his land like jewels in a crown.
Love and laughter,