Virginia at the Georgia Aquarium
2 Thessalonians 1:3
We ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters, and rightly so, because your faith is growing more and more, and the love all of you have for one another is increasing.
Recently, we celebrate our granddaughter, Virginia Rose's, fourth birthday. I think to myself, Where has the time gone? It seems like only yesterday we were celebrating birthday number three!
But, time marches on and growth is inevitable. Physically, emotionally, cognitively.
And, most importantly, spiritually.
When we are walking with Jesus, allowing the Holy Spirit to guide us, and worshiping our God afresh every day, how can we not recognize, and accept with gladness, all that He offers as daily gifts in our lives?
How can we not celebrate those moments of spontaneous fun?
Our God offers us a delightful array of surprises when we pray for eyes to see, and welcome Him into our lives with open hearts.
And, may we ever let our light shine brightly for His sake.
Savoring His goodness, His love, and His grace.
Viewing God's world through infant eyes of innocence, acceptance, and trust in Him.
Our grandchildren are growing more and more, and with every new day, their love increases. May this be true for us, too. For God isn't finished with us. As our grand girls are dependent upon their parents and grandparents, so the Lord longs for our dependence upon Him. He is Abba, Father. The one and only true Parent of us all. We are His precious children.
He celebrates, not just our birthdays, but every day in which we choose to be born again in Him.
Will you celebrate being born again in the Lord this day?
Prayer: Loving Father, we thank You for growing our faith and building our trust in You. Help us to always have love for one another, and for allowing that love to increase every day. We ask that Your blessings be poured upon all the little children of this world. May they know the power and comfort of Your unending and ever faithful love for them. In the precious name of Jesus, we pray. Amen.