My oldest daughter is celebrating her birthday on Monday and she will be twenty-five. TWENTY-FIVE! For those mamas who have more sand in the bottom of their hourglass, you will understand how difficult it is for me to believe that the little baby I put down for a nap just yesterday is now a grown woman. For those mamas with little ones still clinging to their legs, you will not believe how fast it all goes by.
As I was going through her scrapbooks, I came across a picture of her when she lost her first tooth. She was so anxious for that tooth to come out because we had told her that although she would lose a tooth and there would be an empty space, if she put it under her pillow, the tooth fairy would come and take what was lost and replace it with a treasure. That night she carefully placed it underneath her pink pillowcase with such anticipation. The trauma of the tooth coming out and the gaping hole left behind was replaced with the promise of something better, something to treasure.
In the morning she came running into our bedroom announcing that the tooth fairy had indeed come and left her some money. “Mommy, I got my treasure.” she exclaimed. As I was recalling that special memory, I began to think about the spiritual message that is interwoven into the fictional narrative of the tooth fairy. How many times do we experience the loss of something and we forget that God promises to restore all that is lost with his treasure?
My dear sisters, I know that many of you are going through a season where things seem to be lost and broken. There are situations and relationships that have been pulled from a secure spot and a gaping hole now remains in its place. Perhaps you have been carrying the burden and the pain on your own and it’s almost too much to bear. Today, God is beckoning you to a beautiful exchange wherein you will place what is lost under the pillow of your heart and allow the Lord to trade the useless for the sublime.
Blessings as you wait with anticipation for your treasure,
Susie and the Help Club for Moms Team
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