It is the first snow fall of the year. Yes, it is beautiful, but as an early childhood teacher, it may mean a really wild day at school today! There is nothing like a class full of little kids who are seeing or perhaps playing in the snow for the first time! If we don’t take the kids outside, they will be super-hyped-up, looking at the snow through the window. If we make snow ice cream, they will be super excited about their first real “snow cones!” If we take them out, there will be 12 sets of wet shoes or boots to take off, a dozen freezing noses and sets of red hands, wet clothes and coats everywhere! Snow is exciting in our warm climate state. It is lovely and pure to look at when it is outside; yet it sure can bring a mess inside!
Hopefully, it will also provide good sleeping weather at naptime! How many minutes til naptime? Give me strength, Lord to make it until naptime and please let them sleep today! I need some You time, Father. I need some quiet alone time with You! Even if there is a room full of babies or preschool kids—if they are sleeping, I can get a moment of sweet alone time with You. I can handle the afternoon with a room filled with rambunctious little ones, if I can get a few refreshing moments with You.
You are the one who gives me Your peace, refreshment, strength, eyes to see and enjoy the beauty of snow out the window and even tracked all over the room. You are the One who lets me enjoy such crazy chaos and love each of these spectacular kids with all their unique idiosyncrasies. You are the One that gives me the supernatural strength and patience to care for each one of these precious children…but please let me have a few moments of quiet prayer time with You!
“Wash me and I will be whiter than snow.” Psalm 51:7b
“’Come now, let us reason together,’ says the Lord. ‘Though your sins are like scarlet, they will be as white as snow…’” Isaiah 1:18
“I pray that out of His riches, He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith.” Ephesians 3:16-17
Father, help me take some quiet moments with You today…