A lego mini batman figure. Clasped tightly in my 3 year olds’ hand as we ran errands today. From the school drop off, to the café visit (ok not such an errand) to the shops. Then all of a sudden it was not there. Gone. But where?
We retraced our steps, not once but twice. I asked at shop counters, I looked everywhere. To no avail. It was lost. My 3 year old kept talking about “batman lego lost at shops”. He helped look. And then once we were home, he cried.
And my heart hurt for him.
And so Plan B was put quietly into action. The figure was part of a large set. But just maybe, maybe I could find one by itself. I scoured Trademe and found someone selling the exact version. So I bought it and the little figure is on its way to my son.
It was a little toy. But it mattered to my son, so it mattered to me. It was important to him so I put aside our other errands and looked for it.
Today, I learned two lessons…
1. Don’t let son take any lego with him out of the house in the first place!
2. Little things matter. I glimpsed the Father’s Heart towards us through my mother’s heart for my son.
If it matters to you it matters to God. Big things, day to day issues, little things. ALL things. If it troubles us, God wants to help! If He cares about how many hairs are on our heads, He definitely cares about what concerns us. He cares about the small details of our lives. So no matter what we face – big or small. No matter what is on our minds, God cares because He loves us.
“Are not five sparrows sold for two copper coins? And not one of them is forgotten before God. 7But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows. ” (Luke 12:6-7)