A little four year old boy follows me around throughout the day. Often times, it is a little inconvenient that he is always under my foot. He wants to be on my lap and in the middle of what I’m doing. Even more recently, he has taken to sitting on the table or counter in front of where I am working.
He just sits there smiling at me…
Even though I may be busy, I notice this happy face beaming at me. It amazes me that I’m such a big part of his world that all he wants to do is be right with me. There are no tablets, phones, or even television that are attracting him. He just sits in my presence. Spontaneous hugs and kisses often break out with a little voice saying, “You’re so cute, Momma.” I must confess that I eat this up! He pours grace into my soul with his adoration.
My child, I delight in you…
I look on this sweet face and I delight in him. The joy he brings me, this sparkling gift from God! As much as I delight in my boy, the Lord has shown me that mine can never compare to His. How our world would change if our hearts could fully grasp of the love of God for us. How difficult it is to move from knowing to understanding.
Maybe if we followed Him around and made it a point to sit where we could see His face then we would understand.
You show me the path of life. In your presence there is fullness of joy; in your right hand are pleasures forevermore. Psalm 16:11 NRSV