This weekend I had the opportunity to attend the Storyline conference in San Diego. Excited to go would be an understatement. Not only was the content of the conference exactly what I was looking for. . . I love San Diego. The ocean, the sun, the food, the flowers blooming in February, the palm trees, the green grass.
I boarded the plane leaving behind this. That would be 3 feet of snow in my front yard. And yes, it was -15 and yes it felt like -35.
And then. . .this.
As we entered the room sopping wet, the screen was full of rain and happiness. Watch the video here.
My mood changed. The room changed.
Suddenly the rain looked like a gift. Which to Californians. . . it definitely was in this drought season.
Sometimes it takes so little to turn a disappointment around.
What can we do in kid’s ministry to turn something around? What can we do as parents? Next time a disappointment happens look at it from a different perspective. Refocus the kids attention to something else. Realign our own thinking.
Rain can be a gift. Even when you wanted the sun.