I recently had the pleasure of spending the day with one of the most important people in the world. She is very smart. This person is more entertaining than the most famous movie star. Her antidotes could hold the attention of kings! She is almost two years old. I once heard that the nearest thing to Heaven is a child.
You learn so much from observing her. She loves to explore this world that is new to her. I allow her to run ahead of me. She will often look over her shoulder for the assurance that I am still close by. I am always found within reach. She smiles as our eyes meet. I celebrate with her when she learns something new. We laugh together when something has filled her with joy. I am there to hold her when things don’t work out like she thought they would. She comes running to me. My arms are always open wide for her. She knows I will be delighted to hold her.
This person never has to wonder if I am pleased with her. There is unconditional love between us. If she is a mess, she knows I won’t mind. I don’t even seem to notice unless she asks me to help clean her up. I accept her just as she is. My little granddaughter is sure I am always there for her. She trusts my love for her because it has been proven time and time again.
Psalms 32:8 I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with my eyes.
God watches our progress. His eyes are always on his children. We are free moral agents. He allows us to make our own paths. God is never too far away. He is quick to hear us when we call. His arms are always open to hold us. His love for us has been proven over and over. Sometimes the most important lessons can be learned from the eyes of a child.
~ Connie Robinson
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