Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Grins


Proverbs 15:30
“Bright eyes gladden the heart;
Good news puts fat on the bones.”

I have officially received my first heart-melting welcome home smile from my nine-and-a-half month old son.  It’s really quite amazing how much joy those little faces can convey.  I can’t believe how special I felt when he gave me that adorable little grin with a touch of laughter.  I just had to go snuggle my little man.  I am so thankful for his little grin.  It might not “make it all worth it,” but I would say it comes pretty close.

I think I will always treasure that moment - but I know that there will be more.  I can’t quite wrap my mind around being able to come home to that little grin so often as once a day; it almost feels sinful to feel that special.  You know, like really good chocolate... or cookiedough, in my case.

What I can’t wait for is the day that I will be able to give Jesus that grin.  He will be the one welcoming me home, but there’s no way I’ll be able to keep a grin off my face when I finally get to see Him face-to-face.  (Once I get over the awe, I’m sure.)

Jesus’ death for me on the cross was a lot more to go through than what I do in bringing up my son.  I can’t make all of that worth it to Him in any way - it was worth it to Him for His good pleasure.  But I do hope that in some small way, my little grin might be able to “make it all worth it.”

What are some things that make it all worth it for you?

1 comment:

  1. Today was the first day Levi spent with Gramma. I came to pick him up and he could hardly contain himself. He grabbed me,hugged me,started sucking on my cheek... melted me to nothingness.

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