She smiled as she handed me a cup of tea. I had a cold and our nine-year-old daughter insisted on caring for me.
“Did you remember a little honey?” I asked.
She started to shake her head then stopped. “A little more than a little,” she confessed sheepishly while covering me with a favorite blanket.
I had to smile, momentarily wondering just how much “a little more than a little,” literally was!
One sip confirmed it was definitely more than I would have added, yet tasted much better too!
She certainly had gone above and beyond. All because she loves her mom and was concerned about her.
We each have a heavenly Father who loves each of us lavishly. His heart is concerned about each one of us. And He certainly demonstrates His love lavishly.
Have you sat and recounted how God has lavishly loved on you? If you’re like me, when the storm comes and I’m swimming in disappointment, I can easily forget all of life’s blessing.
Maybe it’s time to come up for a breath of fresh air. No matter what has been happening, take a mental inventory of the last few years, or even decade. How has God blessed you abundantly? How have you witnessed lavish love?
Thank God for His many blessings.
“Praise the Lord! Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever! Who can utter the mighty deed of the Lord, or declare all his praise?” Psalm 106: 1-2 (ESV)