Dancing in the Light

I John 1:7 "If we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ, His Son, cleanses us from all sin."

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Location: North Platte, Nebraska, United States

I am a christian wife, mother and grandmother. I am a licensed Social worker and a licensed Christian counselor. I am most proud of the relationships I have with God, my family and friends all over the world. I have been blessed beyond my dreams.

Saturday, February 02, 2008

The Sprint

I haven't seen my grandchildren in quite some time. I miss them more than you can imagine. I miss their smiles and their hugs and their innocence. The blessings that come with grandchildren are too too numerous to even begin to count. I am very grateful for these six little ones and I love them all very much! There is no week that goes by that they are not in my thoughts and prayers. Each day as I sit at the computer, I look at the pictures of these six beauitful children and I feel blessed. They live far from me and so I don't get to see them as often as I'd like. But when I have the pleasure of visiting, I am always amazed at how God loves me enough to bless me with them and the experience of being their grandmother. It is one blessing after another. I love every minute of time with them, but one of the most wonderful things about going to visit them is the sprint.
When I drive up to their house, the first thing I see is little faces pressed to the window, watching for Grandma. I know they have been waiting anxiously for my arrival. Before I even have my seatbelt unfastened, they sprint out of the door and right into my arms. They begin talking before they even get to me, loudly and excitedly telling me that "they cleaned their room" and that they want to "show me what they made in school " and that they "have a present for me" and "do I want to hear the new song they learned" and can I "watch them do a somersault". Amidst hugs and kisses, the litany of information continues. When I sit down, they sit on me. When I move, they move. In order to get a drink of water, I must remove a small hand from mine. It is wonderful!
I have prayed that I would love like these children---that I would watch for my Savior. I pray that I will take every opportunity to press my face upon against the windows of my world, watching, looking, anxious for His return. Just as my grandchildren get more anxious as the time for my arrival gets closer, so I want to be anxious for His arrival. I want to have the room of my heart cleaned and ready. I want to learn things that will make Him proud so that when He comes, I will be excited to show Him how I've grown and what I've learned. I know that when He comes, I will sprint to Him, and from that moment on, where He goes, I will go. Should He need to use His hand, He will have to remove mine from it and should He need to move, He will most likely have to move me first, for I will be close to Him, not wanting Him to be away from me for even a minute.
Each day as I spend time in His Word and in prayer, I get more anxious. I am ready to go live with Him forever. I try to keep my heart and mind clean and I work to grow in wisdom and knowlege. I strive to keep a clean conscience and to be a good representative of Him. And each day, as I press my nose to the glass, I watch and look, waiting for His return, readying myself to sprint into His arms of love. I stretch and watch and stretch some more, and I imagine myself running to Him, laughing and shouting, exhilarated by the idea that He is really here and He is here to see ME! How cool is that?

Blessings
Neva

21 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love this analogy!


Pat

11:26 AM  
Anonymous Carlos said...

This post made me smile!
Thank you, Neva
Have a great weekend


Carlos

11:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beautiful post! Sometimes I forget to watch for him. In spite of the warnings in the NT, I still forget that he is coming. I really like how you painted a picture that was not watch because your frightened but watch because you can hardly wait. Just beautiful, Neva.

Corinne

12:59 PM  
Blogger Lori said...

Oh Neva,

You once again have blessed my heart with your post.

I am very blessed to have my grandchildren 3 minutes from me but I love how you brought out the love of our heavenly Father in this post.

God bless you,

Lori

1:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very cool!


Rachel

5:28 PM  
Blogger jel said...

made me smile 2 :)


huggs

8:32 PM  
Anonymous Georgian Peach said...

Oh that we were that anxious to see him. You paint such vivid word pictures. I can just see it and like the others, I smiled too.

Georgia

9:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yep, me too! Have a blessed weekend, sister dear.

Mary

6:59 AM  
Anonymous Jarrod said...

The New Testament tells us we should be watching and Paul talks about being anxious for Jesus to return. It is an attribute we should all ahve.


Jarrod

2:16 PM  
Anonymous Dean said...

Great picture of the attitude God's people should possess. You are so gifted in posting "parables".

Dean

8:13 AM  
Blogger massivetruth said...

It is wholly wonderful. I can't even take a shower without my 2 year old popping her head in and saying "Hello, da da!" If I am on the floor for more than two seconds, the kids are all over me. This is love in its simplest of forms. Yet, perhaps, the most powerful.

11:43 AM  
Blogger Matt said...

Neva, Children truly do embody the love and adoration that we as adults struggle to regain. No wonder Jesus told us we must become like one of them. Thanks for the post made me smile and think. Thanks

12:10 PM  
Anonymous Interested Bystander said...

Don't you just long to be with Him? If everyday we felt like we could hardly wait to go to heaven, I wonder what changes would be visible inour lives. This is a good post, well written and to the point, very encouraging.

Interested Bystander

4:27 PM  
Blogger Paula Harrington said...

I love this.
Thanks

6:34 PM  
Blogger Monalea said...

Beautiful! Since I've had grandchildren I see God and His love for me in a whole new light.

Love you much,

Monalea

9:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Neva

I just popped in to find out how you are and what you're blogging on.

I'm glad to see you're keeping on keeping on.

God bless you!
Mark Wilson.
http://achristian.wordpress.com

8:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Grandchildren are such a blessing! I sometimes get discouraged in the world we live but I like Paul, press on and am anxiously awaiting eternity.

Thanks for this
Shari

8:37 AM  
Blogger Godzheart said...

Wow, such a pretty description I could feel the warmth of love you share with your grand ones.

I am working on the cleanliness bit in my heart and mind as well.

love
Godzheart

12:31 AM  
Blogger preacherman said...

Great post sister!

On anther note sister I would like to ask for prayer requests for all your readers. You can more information on my blog. I love and appreciate each of you.
In Him,
Kinney Mabry

11:59 AM  
Blogger Keith said...

I know how you feel. I am always amazed at the love that my grandkids have for me. I am also blessed with the fact that we have another on the way.
I wish I could be as innocent as those little ones, again.

6:35 PM  
Blogger Nicki said...

This was so sweet and close to my heart as my mom just moved three hours away. Thanks!!

2:21 PM  

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