My boys, looked up (or down, depending on which end of the jungle gym they were at) and shouted, the most favorite phrase any mom at the park could ever hear,
And they jumped off the play equipment and ran to obey.
As any mom does, when her children obey without challenge, without excuse, and without delay, I felt a surge of happiness and joy as we marched to the car hand in hand.
Some of the other moms looked at each other in disbelief. Some frowned. Some smiled. Some mouthed "Wow!!"
And like my kids, I too know just how how good it feels to obey the Lord. I was so thankful for the bit of personal encouragement it brought-- that all the discipline, the spankings, the tears, the trials...it's worth it. My kids are learning. And so am I.
So, as I said, we reveled in the moment. Cause we all know, it doesn't happen as often as it should.