You know, stuff they don’t need, or maybe shouldn’t even have…like that lolly pop. But I love, love, love, seeing that eager toothy smile, the anticipation wiggle, and hearing that “ee bu mommy!” Translation: Thank you, Mommy!
And I just wonder- Does God sometimes give us things we want just because He delights in our happiness?
The Bible states “The Lord your God is with you; He will rejoice over you. You will rest in his love; he will sing and be joyful about you. (Zeph.3:17)
What an INCREDIBLE fact. I suppose I can relate now more than ever before- being a parent it’s so natural to rejoice over my kids, wanting them to rest in my arms, and I wouldn’t hesitate to sing to them how much I love them. It’s just the fact that the Almighty, Holy, and Everlasting God- thinks that way about ME?! It’s just a pretty big concept to grasp.
And I wouldn’t be surprised if that Almighty God sometimes answers our prayers with a yes, just to see us giggle, and squirm in delight! As I picture it in my head I become so humbled. I feel…so…special. I am so small, and he is so BIG. That a little thing like me could make him feel how my boys make me feel after they get a treat- it’s just kinda mind-blowing. It makes me want to give thanks and praise over every little thing!
My goal this weekend is to do just that.
Happy Valentines Day all! I pray that you can delight our Lord with many thank you’s and rejoice in the affection of your loved ones!