Katie sits at the breakfast bar eating her cereal this morning. She is not long up. I look over and she has a sad face – lip curled and everything.
“What’s wrong?”, I ask her.
“I have to get shots”, she replied.
This was news to me. I hadn’t heard she needed any shots.
“When?”, I inquired.
“When I go to middle school”.
Katie is currently in second grade. Second grade!
The last thing she should be worrying about is getting shots for middle school. At the same time it’s amazing that that’s the next big thing she is actually worried about.
I seized the moment as a teaching moment and pulled up a passage from Matthew 6 on my phone so she could read it with me.
So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.