"Enjoy the little things in life ~ one day you'll wake up and realize they were the big things"

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

"Would you still love me even if I had mud all over my face?

"Mom, do you love me?" . . . our sweet little Anna (4) asks me this a few times a week! It's always the same routine, she snuggles up close to me (completely convinced of the answer already), plants that adorable impish pout on her little four year old face, looks at me with those big, innocent, blue eyes and asks "Mom, do you love me?"

I tell her "YES, of course I do!" She follows it up with some silly sort of question like "would you still love me even if I had mud all over my face?"

I reassure her that I will love her no matter what and there isn't anything she can do to change that. I snuggle with her for a few more moments (tell her what a 'silly goose' she is) and then she runs off, contentedly, to play.

I always walk away thinking, "isn't that what we're all wondering?"

Deep down. "Will they still love me even if I'm marred in some way?", "even if I'm not perfect?", "even if they knew . . . (fill in the blank)?", "even if I have mud all over my face?" (because, the truth is, sometimes we do!)

. . . and even deeper down, when we dare to let the question creep into our souls, "Will God still love me?"

If you aren't aware of it yet, let me be the first to tell you ~ His answer is as certain as the one I give that sweet little silly goose . . . YES, YES, YES!

There isn't anything we have done or can do to make our face any less precious to Him!

Crawl up on His lap and believe it.