The chief priest Azariah, who was of the house of Zadok, answered him, “Since they began to bring the contributions into the house of the Lord, we have had enough to eat and have plenty to spare; for the Lord has blessed his people, so that we have this great supply left over.”
~ 2 Chronicles 31:10
My children always want more. More stories, more food, more songs, more playtime, more cuddles, and so the list continues on, and on, and on… You get the picture. As a parent it is often my job to regulate the “more” that my children get. The closer to the holidays, especially Halloween, we get the more difficult my job becomes. Now we have to worry about more treats, more parties, more staying-up, and more exhaustion- throughout the entire house! All this effort just for three tiny people… can you imagine God’s list?
It has occurred to me that my prayer list is often similar to my children’s requests of me in one regard- I want more! Please God, I want more- time, patience, money, vacation, things… and so my own list continues. How exhausting to have to worry about the “More” of all of the Lord’s children! And yet, He continually blesses his children with more, and constantly gives of his love, forgiveness, and peace- if only we ask for more.
So, as we prepare for the Holidays, and the never-ending requests for more… I will remember to give where I can. After all, I only have a chorus of 3 shouting “MORE, MOMMY!”