I'm not really a morning person. Okay, I am not at all a morning person. It takes me a little while to get to the point where I can have a real conversation with anyone. Amid my, "mmhmmm" and dazed in they eye looks, are my up with the sun 6 year old twins and their 8 year old brother. The love to talk in the mornings and, for some reason, love to talk about all of the deep things of life early. Very early.
This morning was no exception. While I am stumbling in the kitchen half awake, my 8 year old asks me, "Mom, was your wedding day the best day of your life?" I manage to mumble in response, "Mmhmmmm. And the days each of you kids were born." He looks at me deep in thought and walks away. Waking up. Mind processing... "No, wait. Actually those weren't the best days of my life!" "They weren't?" he says. Thankfully, I woke up enough to then explain to him that the best day of my life was the day God drew me to Himself and showed me that I needed a Savior. We continued to talk about it with the twins listening in as I worked on breakfast. God has been working so much in the hearts of these three little ones and I know He is drawing them to Himself as well. I wondered later how many opportunities like this I may have missed in the past? How many of their deep life questions too early in the morning could have lead to another opportunity for the gospel. What an eye-opener and a reminder for me to always be ready to give an answer (1 Peter 3:15) in season and out of season (2 Timothy 4:2). These little ones are my flock for this time in our lives and God used this simple question this morning as an opportunity to share my testimony with some sweet and tender hearts.
Not only that, but God has used that question in my life all day. I have been able to reflect on that "best day" and rejoice in how He called me, how He regenerated me, and how He is sanctifying me. That day was the best day of my life because it was the day it ceased to be my life and became His. The day I realized all He has done for me through Christ. Redeemed me, bought me out of the marketplace of sin, and adopted me as His own. No other day compares!