“Fairy tales say that apples were golden only to refresh the forgotten moment when we found that they were green. They make rivers run with wine only to make us remember, for one wild moment, that they run with water.” – G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy
I absolutely love these words of G.K. Chesterton as they ring deeply in my heart. How often am I prone to forget? To miss the beauty in front of me? And yet, in my motherhood, I have this God-given gift to grow our family’s capacity for wonder + whimsy. To delight in the Lord daily — in the big and small.
Like treasure chests, we can store treasures of goodness, truth + beauty in the hearts of our children… knowing they will one day draw from it. Whether it’s a storybook or flower field or science project, we get to help spark their awe for God (and our own too!) — to see and remember His light, His creativity, His grace in our everyday.
Writer, Lesley Gore, describes it beautifully: “Imagination is a lovely thing on its own, but when it finds its origins in a house where the God of the Bible is worshiped in spirit and in truth… little hearts are set aflame. Mom’s hearts, too.”