I get all ooey-gooey when the subject turns to my grandkids. I think about those little dudes and the dudette all the time! We’re blessed that they live close by, so I show up on their doorsteps quite regularly and snatch them away. They are totally at home at what they call “The Mimi House.” We play all weekend, and on Sunday, I fill them full of chocolate chip cookies and Red Bull, and send them back! #kiddingnotkidding
Once, when we considered putting our house on the market, the eldest, Jack, actually sat me down for a “talk.”
“Mimi, I need to tell you sumping (that’s kid for “something”).”
“What’s up, baby?”
“I don’t know about you selling this house.”
I wasn’t even aware he knew we were considering it! Thinking he was concerned we might be far apart, I replied, “Now, Jack, you know if Mimi moves, she will only move closer to you.”
He pondered this for a second. “Well, that might be okay,” he said. Then, spreading his arms wide and gesturing toward all of his surroundings, he put a bow on it. “But this is our house!”
Matter settled. We’re staying put. I love those little munchkins more than I can express!
But even that love pales in comparison to the love I have for and receive in Jesus Christ. And that’s the love I’m called to demonstrate before a wary and skeptical world. But it’s Jesus who reminds us that the kind of love we show one another is what will overcome the greatest critic’s doubt.
Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.
This week we’ll focus on how to love like Jesus so we can live like Jesus. It might require us to examine our old patterns of thinking and align them with His. Get ready to love like never before, friend.
Has knowing Jesus changed the way you think about some things?
In what ways have you learned to love others better as a result of knowing Jesus?
Read 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 before tomorrow.