It’s been a bit since I’ve posted, but this morning finds me with something on my mind that I feel needs to be shared. My last post was about my daughter, Willow, who turned two last week. Her imagination and personality continue to grow exponentially, but some things remain the same.
This past weekend, we had a party to celebrate her birthday….Which resulted in a house full of family, laughter, and great memories in the making. Yesterday morning, the occupancy of the house was once again reduced to the three of us. I took the day off, and we spent time hanging out together and catching our breath from the busy weekend.
I hear you already asking where this is going….So here we go. Last night, we decided to have a family movie night. Willow joined us on the couch as we dimmed the lights and got the popcorn out of the microwave. She sat in between us, and we placed the bowl of popcorn in her lap. She clutched the lip of the bowl with one hand, and began to move popcorn from the bowl to her mouth with the other. She sat still, enjoying fellowship with her parents and a treat for her taste buds. I don’t know that I have seen her sit that still for that period of time in many moons.
Why did she sit there? Fellowship. Hanging out with her parents and just enjoying their company. Does this sound familiar? It should. Romans 8 describes those who belong to Christ as sons and daughters of God, and co-heirs with Christ. We were created for fellowship with our Heavenly Father, but when is the last time we crawled up in His lap just to sit with Him for a while?
Let’s get rid of the chaos and busy lives for a few minutes…or hours…or days….And enjoy fellowship with our Father. Be still my soul……