Little notes?…let’s see…how many are there? Most all of them read the same message lately: “I love you and God loves you. You are my sunshine!” Our refrigerator door is not broad enough to display all of them, but my heart holds each one of them in view.

Our granddaughter Gracie learned that my parents used to sing “You Are My Sunshine” to me as a child. Since then, she’s written countless notes ~ and stands back and watches me smile.

At my birthday party last night, she gave me her own hand-written birthday card: “You look like you are 20.” This young exhorter made my day. She’s way off in accuracy; but right on in her childlike perspective. Oh, to see life through the eyes of a child! “Of such is the Kingdom,” Jesus said.

Other recipients are her classmates, her teacher, other teachers at school, as well as the principal. One day the car pick-up line was held up because she recognized a teacher to whom she’d failed to give one of her blessing notes.

Any Sunday morning, we’re likely to see her standing inside the door with drawings she’s made for each member of the church. You see…no one told her this just might be considered ‘out of line.’ In fact, she is encouraged by her family to spread the gospel of love. This otherwise-a-bit-shy young girl has found her grace. So she spreads it around.

“All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God.” 2 Corinthians 4:15

[Gracie is the artist who drew the sun for my “About” page.]



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