A family member from far away visits for the very first time. Perhaps an old childhood friend or a military buddy from long ago. “I can’t wait to show you around!” you say with excitement. With expectation of their response, you guide them through every favored place–the aroma filled shops, the woods nearby with their snow laced branches, the view from the upstairs guestroom of the bell tower in the distance. “Aren’t you glad you came?” you ask, beaming as you wait for their response. With every new discovery, God is ready to display the vast array of His creation for our pleasure. Surely, He is pleased when we gaze at a sunset or admire the intricate miracle of a newborn in our arms. As we arrive at that moment where we glimpse an understanding of God’s love for us, it’s as if He might be waiting expectantly for our response. May our reply always be that of never ending praise.
November 23, 2007