Yesterday was Sophia’s last day of summer vacation. Today starts pre-school. I thought we should do the day up right & do something fun together. There could be no better day to introduce Sophia to Chuck E. Cheese’s! She was quite apprehensive as to what it would be all about. It did not take long for her to get into the various games. She loved skeet ball – I think it’s in the blood actually as both her mom & I LOVE the game! She liked the whack-a-mole type games, water squirting games, the rides, & the obstacle course.
The part that amazed me is how quickly she caught on to these……
A manager was testing the various arcades & he very kindly left his tickets behind in each slot for her. Sophia would spot them & run for the machine to scoop them up. Each time, she squealed with delight at the “treasure” she had found. She had not even discovered yet what one does with the tickets. Her eyes became glued to the slot on each machine where the tickets would be spit out.
As I watched her joy in finding tickets, I immediately was struck with this thought….
What joy, what delight would be mine if I focused on mining the treasure out of God’s Word. I wonder what I would find each day if I so kept my heart & mind searching for those nuggets that await me each day.
“Your laws are my treasure; they are my heart’s delight.” (Psalm 119:111, NLT).
Job equated God’s Word to sustenance:
“I have not departed from his commands, but have treasured his words more than daily food.”Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â (Job 23:12 NLT).
And Proverbs has this to say:
“My child, listen to what I say, and treasure my commands.” (Proverbs 2:1 NLT).
“Search for them as you would for silver; seek them like hidden treasures.“ (Proverbs 2:4 NLT).
“Follow my advice, my son; always treasure my commands.” (Proverbs 7:1 NLT).
Did you notice that each writer used some form of the word “treasure”? Treasure, as defined by dictionary.com, is “any thing or person greatly valued or highly prized”. God’s Word is to be highly esteemed & a necessity in our lives.
One of Chuck E.’s slogans is this:
So, yeah, Lisa & I became kids yesterday. We played just as much, just as hard as Sophia. This morning, I am realizing that Jesus tells us to do the very same thing:
“I tell you the truth, unless you change & become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 18:2 NIV).
Today may we find delight in His Word. May we seek for it. Treasure it. May we be like little children – teachable. May we experience new finds in His Word.
Who knew that God brought us to Chuck E. Cheese’s to speak to a fresh word into my spirit!