This is a very special guest post from my Darling Munchkin. She's been wrestling with an application essay, and didn't fall in love with either of the two defined questions for the three choices she had. This morning, she wrote this in school, and it fit in beautifully with the "what one important question did you wish we'd asked" option.
With her very kind permission, I am posting it here:
God and Hot Chocolate
God is in hot chocolate,
you may not believe it,
but He is.
He is in buttons, clouds, and a windy day.
His favorite home may be the smile of a child
or the warmth of sitting by a fire.
He's in the everyday things,
that we take for granted.
The silent comfort of darkness
right before one falls asleep,
or the feel
of a loved one's hair.
The sound of a pencil,
transferring one's thoughts into words,
or the silence of a graveyard on a still day.
He's in all things healthy and sound.
Lettuce leaves, a single dandelion,
or a newborn's eyes.
God is in the earth.
He is our life and our love,
He is the wind rushing past our ears,
He is the precipice we stand on,
waiting to take the plunge.
He is the water we drink,
and that we swim in.
He is the most precious of gems,
and the most common of stones.
He is the fire that keeps us warm,
and keeps the monsters at bay.
And despite all our faults, He loves us.
(Maybe we should just
take a moment
to slow down and see Him)
That's my most Darling Munchkin, and I'm so proud of her! Thirteen years old, and this is the sort of thing that pops up in her brain...
Thank You, Father, for this delightful and precious gift You've given to us. I pray that she always brings glory and praise to You, and that she serves You wholeheartedly all the days of her life!