Wednesday, September 26, 2018

God is always happy to see you.

Dad and his paper.
God is never too busy, too focused on other people or problems, or too important to be happy to see and be with you.

Randy and I are spending a week with relatives in Tennessee. Seeing my niece’s nearly 3-year-old son and the joy he both portrays and produces reminded me of one of my earliest memories. My dad would sit down with a newspaper after his day of work, holding the paper open over his legs. I remember dipping my head under the paper and then appearing before him, between his legs and the paper. Dad would always smile, and it never even occurred to me that he might not want to see me at that particular moment -- maybe he didn’t want his relaxing time reading the paper after work to be interrupted by a little toddler. Of course, he would prefer to see me.

My granddaughter.
I always imagine she's saying,
"Hey, what about me?!"
God always has time for us, and more than that, he wants to spend time with us. He is happy to see us any time! Just like me as a little girl, we can take that for granted.

“Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them.
Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it?
And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders and goes home.
Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says,
‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.’” -- Luke 15:4-6

What can I pray for you?

love and blessings,

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