Cookie Jar 

Good morning! 

As I was putting away my Christmas decorations for the year, I came across an old cookie jar. One I used to put out each Christmas when my children were young to hold the freshly baked holiday treats. I had to smile and chuckle. 🙂

As you can see the jar is a precious little bear dressed in his big red sweater eating a frosted cookie. My husband at the time used to play a little game with me. He would remove the lid. And hide it. At random times. In random places. It was our little game. Some times it was fun. Some times not so much. Some times too much was too much. It annoyed me. Enough. The poor little guy without his lid was headless. 😦 But nevertheless my children always loved it when he would do it. 🙂

I now work with young children. Today is my first day back with them from winter break. I’m reminded of the sing along and game, Who stole the cookie from the cookie jar? 

The cookie jar. This particular jar holds so much more than just cookies. It holds memories.  Of Christmases gone by. Of children’s laughter.  Of the aroma of freshly baked cookies. Now instead of hiding cookies. Or the lid being hidden.  It lies in a box. Tucked away from all to see. Hidden.

What else do you know that is kept hidden?

It is best not to keep things hidden. They usually are those things we don’t want others to see that we hide. Remember Adam and Eve? They tried to hide from God after eating the forbidden fruit. 😦  We cannot hide from God. He is all knowing. Omnipotent. All seeing. Omniscient. But what we can do is hide God’s word in our hearts. Memorize it. Carry it with us wherever we go. So we know what is wrong and what is right.

I encourage each of you today to make family traditions. Memories.  Holidays and every day. And eat more cookies! 🙂 But more importantly keep God’s word hidden in your hearts. Every day. It’s the right thing to do. ♡

 I have hidden your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.       Psalm 119:11

Love and laughter, 

Sandy

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