I haven't written about Emily and I's Mother/Daughter bible study in a few months, but this past month's meeting was so beautiful I am so excited to share it with you. Four months ago, our study leader Cindy, and I talked about me helping her lead one month. We decided before the holidays, that come February I would do my Snowflake Devotion with the girls. Only the Lord can plan things so well, as it turned out, (of course) this was just the time for this lesson.
Emily goes to a wonderful school with wonderful classmates, but even the sweetest little friendship from time to time turn a little sour. Some of the girls in the class had been the target of some hurtful words that had left their little hearts aching and their egos bruised. In spite of these tensions, our amazing moms and daughters showed up for bible study together and God in His graciousness planted some beautiful seeds of forgiveness and friendship.
The Snowflake Devotion, is a devotion I wrote a few years ago to study how God created each member of our family with unique gifts. It translates well for a group of friends. We read Gen 1:27 and Psalm 139:13-14. We talked about how God takes care to create each snowflake that falls to be unique. He takes even more care to uniquely create us, His children.
After our reading and discussion, each girl cut out her own snowflake. Once the snowflakes were finished, each mom took her daughter's snowflake and personalized Psalm 139: 13 for them.... "Emily, you are wonderfully made." Then each mother took her daughter around to write something special and unique on each one of the other little girl's snowflakes. Once we were all finished, the snowflakes were collected and given back to their owners. We sat together in a circle and each girl had a turn to read her snowflake out loud. It was AMAZING! There was not a dry momma eye in the house. To hear your daughter read the wonderful things her friends see in her, is a gift of enormous proportions. There were no two alike. The girls had written such beautiful things about one another....
.... you always let me play with you.
..... you help me with my work.
..... you have a great imagination.
.... you always say nice things
.... when I came to Trinity, you were my friend.
.... you solve problems
.... you love Jesus