“Ice Cream Truck!”
Ps. 34:18 – Taste and see that the Lord is good.
Ice cream was not around in Biblical times, at least not that I know of. The Bible does talk about the promised land being a land “flowing with milk and honey”. That sounds to me like that would make some great ice cream!
I wish you could be a fly on the wall in our house when we hear that sound that we heard and loved as kids growing up – the ice cream truck! We almost ran to that truck when we heard it a couple of weeks ago and were so excited, just like a couple of kids! And we are kids – we are children of God, and children like to play and have fun!
We also like to celebrate – with or without ice cream. Our Father God loves us and has declared us innocent. We are free from the penalty and the power of sin. There’s a lot of things we don’t know or understand, but that’s okay. Our Father, our Papa, knows what’s going on, and He’s taking care of it. All He asks is that we just keep talking to Him, learning from Him, and enjoying His presence. Believe it or not, He enjoys ours. He wants to be with us. He doesn’t look down on us in shame, because Jesus adopted that shame as His own when He died for our sins. Yes, we need to be aware of our sins and our weakness, but we don’t need to wallow around in it, play in it, or shake our fingers at ourselves saying “you should have known better, you useless thing.” That is NOT biblical.
The biggest bully of them all, the devil, wants to steal our joy, our innocence, and our peace. For goodness sakes, we don’t need to let him steal it! We are kids. We are innocent in His sight. We are learning all the time. We love to have fun, play, and laugh, to celebrate, to enjoy this beautiful life that God has given us.
And do you know the coolest part? God enjoys watching His children play, have fun, laugh, and grow. He is a good parent. So the next time you see the “Ice cream truck!!”, get out there and get it. Don’t let it get away. Its time to have some innocent fun as God’s kids. Its definitely time for ice cream!
Prayer: Thank you, Father, for giving your children many good things to enjoy. In Jesus’ name. Amen.