A Lesson From My Children- God’s Love

driverWhile on our way home from looking at Christmas lights a few weeks ago, we got to deal with a grumpy driver who, consequently, turned me into a grump too.  10 MPH over the speed limit in the slow lane wasn’t fast enough for him, and he was on my bumper.  I said something out loud about not speeding up any more and how he needed to go around, and I got very angry when I tried to move over to exit the freeway and he swerved over and sped up, intentionally trying to keep me from moving over and causing me to have to slam on my brakes just to get over in time.  I was angry, and though I don’t use foul language, I’m sure I called him a jerk or idiot or something (still ‘foul language’ for our family). The kids could hear me and could sense my anger.  A few minutes later my 5-year old spoke up: “Mom, God loves bad guys too, right?  That’s what you told us.  God loves everyone, even the guys who are bad or mean or do things He doesn’t like.”

heartNot only did it remind me that I should be changing my attitude, but it made me laugh… Which helped improve my attitude. 🙂 I love how God uses the lessons we try to teach our children to teach us a thing or two as well.  I’m so blessed to have such great kids!




  1. Amanda Alvarado says

    My dd is used to my yelling at other drivers! LOL I seem to have the opposite problem though – people driving 10 MPH UNDER the speed limit and I always seem to get stuck behind 2 cars – one in each lane – that are doing it so there’s no going around! If you’re not gonna go the speed limit at least have the courtesy to move into the outside lane! LOL I’m getting better at holding in my yelling…at least when dd’s in the car with me! 😉

  2. What a sweet question your child asked! Children bring us such joy every day!

  3. What a cute story! God sure does use our children to teach us things!

  4. yep…out of the mouth of babes…

  5. Wow. other than surprised for what you lo’s said, you must have felt proud too that they do hear what you say about God and that they understand how it’s true that God does love everyone, and yes even if they are bad! you are doing a great job teaching them . 🙂

  6. So true! My kids are always on alert for the word “stupid” and they’ll catch you every time!

  7. courtney b says

    i love this blog post!!! your kids are too precious 🙂


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