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Plenty of Room

Olivia was the first one to finish her supper and get her dishes to the kitchen.

“Mommy, my plate will fit in the dishwasher, but the top rack is completely full. My cup won’t fit,” Olivia informed me.

Without even pulling out the top rack, I could easily see differently. “There’s plenty of room. I can get everyone’s cups in easily.”

Olivia looked at me incredulously. While she watched, I rearranged a few cups and bowls on the top rack, not only easily finding a spot for her cup, but also opening up room for Steven and Angela’s cups as well as my own.

“Cool!” she exclaimed. It was the feat of the day, and I had impressed my learning nine-year-old. I informed her that it was just a mama’s touch and sent her to begin her evening routine.

My children are all still at that age of believing Daddy and Mommy to be awesome. We can still amaze them with our knowledge and abilities. And, even though it isn’t always easy to trust us to have a solution they can’t see, they still do trust us.

Once again, parenting serves as a gentle reminder to me of God’s perspective. I only have two to three decades of age and experience to hold over my kids. God has not only eternity but omniscience and omnipotence as well. Why do I continue to limit Him to my vision of the possible?

Things that seems absolutely impossible to me are as simple to Him as a quick reshuffling of cups in the dishwasher. Suddenly filling the dishwasher is now less of a chore and more of a reminder of yet another of God’s promises: He always knows more than I can see. And, if He says He can do it, then there is no doubt that I can trust Him to be true to His word.


I am a homeschooling preacher's wife and managing editor for the Well Planned Gal. But, I also love to write just for the fun of it. I also process best through writing, and my thoughts tend to flow from things I learn through the Bible, interacting with my family, and moving through life in general. Thanks for joining me in my not quite ordinary journey.

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