I have been blessed with three wonderful grandchildren (soon to be four!) and watching them grow continues to delight me every day. Each one is different than the others; one is extremely bright but can be very serious, one doesn't have a serious bone in her body, and one has so much energy and vitality it makes me tired just watching her. They look completely different, and though strangers might say one is cuter than the other, to me they are equally beautiful. Collectively so similar, separately so different, but my love for them is equal.
As God's children, we as humans are collectively very alike, and yet each of us is different and unique, with certain gifts and talents and shortcomings as well. And no matter what we're like, regardless of how we view ourselves or how others see us. God loves us equally. He delights in us in the same way we delight in our little ones, and though they compete for our attention and approval, we never need to clamor for God's. It is constant, it is fair, and it is forever. And I am grateful!
"My command is this: Love one another as I have loved you." (John 15:12)
Pat is a good friend who is passionate about her faith and her family. She works from home supporting a family business, and loves to read, write and garden when she can, and spends every spare moment with her grandkids.