I am so thankful that it is not a sin to admit that I still have so much to learn about my Heavenly Father. I am also thankful for His immense patience as He continues to teach me. As we prepare for Christmas with my Sunday School class, I can’t help but think of God’s great love for us – so precious and so…well, indescribable. Being a grandmother has been teaching me a great deal about God lately. I did not have Rene in my life when she was a small child. I think that is perhaps why I am constantly awed at the innocence that I find in my granddaughter Abigail. She finds such delight in the simplest of things. One constant in my life is how important it is to me that she knows just how much I love her. I want her to know she is greatly loved. I want her to be secure in that fact. I can’t help but think of how God sees us, His children. Does He want us to know just how much He loves us? Is it important to Him that we know? I believe so. Does not His Word tell us so in a thousand ways? Perhaps my grandmother “experience”, though, is just one way that He wants to teach me about Himself, that indeed He loves me…and not only to read about it, but to feel it…to revel in that thought. My Heavenly Father loves me! As today and tomorrow I am doing some special things with my Sunday school class for Christmas, I want them to know this about God, too. As their Sunday school teacher, I want them to learn at an early age what God has had to wait until I am a grandmother to teach me! 🙂
So on that note, my prayer is that God will bless you all with a love-filled Christmas! I know that some of you are facing great trials during this holiday season, so my prayer is even greater for you.
Love and prayers all the way from Bolivia,
2 Corinthians 9:15