Boo Boos, Broken Toys, & Mosquitos
1 John 3:1 states, "Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God!"
I love the fact that I am a child of God. This awesome privilege gives us the "go ahead" to have a relationship that a father/child should have. What kind of relationship is this? Well, in this house our kids love to talk to us and we love to listen to them. We, as parents smile over every little unique thing about each one of our children. Our kids let us know about every little boo boo, itch, or bump on their bodies. They scream for mommy and daddy when there are bugs that get in the house (which they are terrified of). If something needs fixed, they run quickly to daddy. They have such amazing faith in our love for them. They are confident we'll kiss those boo boos, scratch those itches, catch those bugs, fix their broken toys, and just shower them with love.
It has been a picture to us of how much God wants to take care of all of our needs, hurts, and desires. We continue to learn that He wants to be a part of every little circumstance in our lives... even if it is as little as helping us find a mosquito that is flying around our room when we are ready to turn out the lights and go to bed. No, I'm not joking! God knows my heart when it comes to
mosquitos. He knows I hate them. As my husband prayed with me for God to reveal where this mosquito was hiding so he could kill it before it ate me up all night, I truly believed God was going to help my husband accomplish this mission. As he searched for about 30 minutes, he couldn't find it. I just stayed on the bed and kept praying. I also made the statement, "Just start turning out the lights and come to bed. God can show you that mosquito before the last light goes out." Sure enough, after turning off about 5 other lights, he comes to turn the last light out and happens to see the mosquito just sitting still on the ceiling. Now no one can even begin to get me to believe that God does not care about every detail of my life. If he cares about my feelings on mosquitos, then He certainly cares about EVERYTHING... and I mean EVERYTHING that happens to each one of His children.
Let us be encouraged today that we have the honor to be God's children. Enjoy this privilege and be thankful. He wants to bless us. He LOVES to bless us.
Be patient and don't ever stop talking to your Father. He sees, He hears, He cares, He LOVES!