These two are the sunshine of my day, the stars that light up my night, and the joy of my heart. They are both growing up way to quickly.
Sunday morning I had the opportunity to serve at the Hello desk at my church. (If you live in my area and don’t have a church home come visit us at Redemption. Or you can check us out on line at Redemptionnow) Anyway, I was at the desk Sunday morning. I like to hang out on the outside of the desk not behind the counter. I saw Milo coming in the door with his Daddy and Mommy, so I squatted down as they came in. He looked around the entry way, not looking for me just looking, and then he saw me. His little face lit up and he came running across the room into my open arms. Now it wasn’t like it had been a week since I saw him. He had spent the night and I had dropped him off at home on my way to church that morning. It had only been a few hours since I last saw him. It made my heart explode with joy that this little guy was so excited to see me.
About 10 minutes later I looked and Bella was coming in the door with her Momma. I again squatted down and watched and waited for her to see me. She looked around the room and then I caught her eye. Her face lit up with a smile, she let go of Mommy’s hand, and came across to give me a big hug. It actually had been a couple of days since I had saw her. My heart melted that this girl was glad to see me.
I have been saying for awhile now that I want to run to God with unleashed, uninhibited, excited expectation and throw myself in his arms.
When these two little ones ran to me Sunday morning I thought of that.
I thought about how it felt to be the one to have someone run to you with such excitement. I have been thinking about what it would be like to run to God in that way. But what must it be like for God to have us run to him in that way. I am sure it doesn’t matter to God if it has been two hours, two days, two months, or two years. God is just as excited to welcome us when we run to him no matter how long it has been.
How many times as he knelt down and waited for me to survey the room and see his face?
I love these two little munchkins and try to be a good Mimi, but there are days I fail. There are days I lose my temper and patience. There are days we don’t see eye to eye and argue. There are days they don’t get their way and that doesn’t make them happy. But at the end of the day they are still excited to run into my arms.
God never fails. His love is always perfect. So lets survey the room, seek His face, lite up, and run to Him with unleashed, uninhibited, excited expectation and throw ourselves in His arms.