Easy to Love

My baby was colicky for the first 3 months of his life. So, while I loved him - desperately - it was hard to. I remember thinking during the 5th week, "Boy, it's been 5 weeks now, without a smile or a happy sound. Heck, I'd even be happy with a contented sigh! All he ever does is complain, and cry and fuss."

All of a sudden it hit me. I wondered if that's what God thinks when he looks down on me. All I ever do is complain, and cry, and fuss. I wonder if, like me, he yearns for a smile, a happy sound - or even a contented sigh! I realized how hard I must be to love.

I learned today that God IS love. It is an essential part of His "Godness". Love isn't just a wishy washy emotion for him, like it is for us. It's not even a decision - it's His being.

And boy am I glad.

Now my baby boy smiles all the time, and laughs a lot too. He even just recently started reaching for me. It makes my day. I love it! He is sooooooooo easy to love now. In fact, I can't help but love him.

It makes me want to smile, and laugh, and reach for my God. I want to be easy for Him to love.


The Book of Daniel

The book of Daniel is a must read for new believers. It's amazing to me, and I'm somewhat ashamed to admit, that it took me so many years to study it myself. I became a believer about 13 years ago, and have only just now gotten around to it.

What a testimony to the inerrancy of scripture! Much of what was prophesied by Daniel is now history to us. Every bit of it came true to the letter. . . . Why did I not hear/learn of this before?

It has given me so much confidence in the accuracy of God's word. It has proven to me that God not only wants to communicate with us, but that he has protected his word down through the centuries. God is a planner, he is on the throne and is in charge.

One of my favorite quotes from Daniel, "Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever; wisdom and power are His. He changes times and seasons; He sets up kings and deposes them."
Very reassuring in times like these.