The reason I retired from teaching when I did was because I became a grandmother. I didn’t want to teach all day and be tired when I could actually schedule a visit with my grandson. I wanted to be both fresh and available for him. We are soon expecting our 4th grandchild and I am so very thankful to be able to be flexible with my time.
Not long ago, I accepted an invitation to teach at an elementary school chapel. I said a prayer asking God to give me something “fresh” to bring to them. Having taught elementary school for twenty some years, I have plenty of teachings “up my sleeve” but I wanted something fresh.
The chapel I decided on included lots of pictures of my grandchildren and myself. My goal was to get the children excited about my relationship with my grandchildren. I told them I try to see them at least once a week. I explained in detail how we play “peek a boo” and blocks, cars, & hide and seek. I’m told them how I love doing things with them and seeing the world through their little eyes. I tried to make it very clear that when I hold them through a nap and cuddle …that it is my joy and pleasure. I am all about my grandchildren and they are the “apple of my eye”. Hopefully the students were able to relate because they too have someone who thinks they are extra extra special and invests time in their relationship as well.
I then introduced them to the one relationship in their life that is above all others. When we receive Jesus as our Savior we become a child of God. He desires relationship. He is our creator after all. He knows us more than we know ourselves. We are the apple of his eye. He wants to be our “good morning and our “good night”. He will never disappoint. It wasn’t our sin that nailed him to the cross at Calvary, it was His Love. He willingly died for us because He loves us so. He too loves to see us giggle. He has dreams and plans for us. He loves to share each and every moment with us. He sees the world through our eyes and then desires us to know Him personal enough to see the world through His eyes. There is no greater relationship.
Let’s pray today and receive Him if we have not already.
Let’s work on this relationship. He is standing at the door, ready and willing.
And as my 3 year old grandson recently said:
“Jesus is knocking.
He is knocking on your belly and on your hand…
Trying to get in”
From the lips of a 3 year old…Let’s let HIM in.
Matthew 7:8 “For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.”