One of my granddaughters came to say ‘hello’ recently and shared that she had been looking at the passage in Matthew 6 where Jesus tells his listeners to ‘consider the lilies of the field’. She knows it is a favourite passage of mine, but she wasn’t sure that she had the same idea, the same concept, as I had in my ‘mind’s eye’. The conversation caused me to think of ways that could help her to envisage God ‘clothing’ the lilies of the field.
I had to ‘consider’ very carefully just how to present a picture in her ‘mind’s eye’ of God ‘clothing’ the lilies. After all, it is a privilege to have such a discussion with one of my grandchildren. I couldn’t let such an opportunity pass me by.