Saturday, July 10, 2010

Just so darn cute!

This morning my husband made a comment that was so fitting for this blog.  It was a Glimpse of Heaven.  He asked "I wonder if God gets this uncontrollable urge to stoop down and kiss us?" 

I totally got it.  As a mom who is head over heels for her son, I often have this overwhelming urge to hug him or kiss him. When I say often, I mean every day, sometimes every hour, when I'm going through photos or bragging on Caleb to Pen, or sitting here writing this post.  I can't stand it, he's just so darn cute. So precious.  I think Pen's even worse than me.  For him, the urge is pretty much constant.  It's actually rather comical to watch. The neighborhood thinks so too! :) 

We look at Caleb and just can't stand it! He must be hugged, kissed and cuddled. He doesn't have to do something extraodinary. He is extraodinary. No bias there. Caleb is simply extraodinary. God made him and God makes nothing ordinary. 

So if I can't help but reach down for a quick kiss or cuddle, God certainly feels the same way.  He loves beyond measure.  He knows more than any how truly extraordinary His creation is.  He knows that we are beautiful, that we are precious, a masterpiece.  He creates only beauty. Well, maybe he made an exception for spiders... and snakes... and sloths... and West Texas... hmmm.... Despite my opinions on some of the particulars of His creation, He did say "It is good" for them all.

At the risk of sounding completely corny, I wrote a song for Caleb when he was tiny. I remember holding him one night, thinking, I should sing him a song of my own, not borrowed words but my own! So I started singing and this is what came out....

"I love you. Oh yes, oh yes, I do. Oh don't you know I love you. Oh yes, oh yes I do."

What can I say? I was overwhelmed with love :)  I should've copyrighted those lyrics before going public with them, huh! In truth, it was all I could come up with, all I could think about when I was attempting to express my thoughts to Caleb. I have tried adding more to the song since those early days of no sleep.  To this day, I have not been able to come up with anything else. What else is there to say? They are the perfect lyrics!

The LORD your God is with you,
he is mighty to save.
He will take great delight in you,
he will quiet you with his love,
he will rejoice over you with singing.
               Zephaniah 3:14-17

I like the thought of God reveling in the preciousness of Caleb. And I'll admit it, I like the thought of God reveling in the preciousness of me too, not because of something I've done but because I am His. 

He is singing over Caleb, over me, over you.  And maybe He's got this irresistable urge to reach down to hug and kiss you right now.  He just can't help it.  You are His baby girl, His baby boy, His child.  You are just so darn cute!!


Lauren @ Magnify the Lord with Me said...

I love, love, love that image!!! Thank you, B! I can't tell you of the timeliness. I've been praying for God to show me an image- a mental picture- to help me with a certain situation right now. Thank you!

Quite the original song! :) I know exactly what you mean, too. I'm sure it was totally beautiful- and that the Lord wanted to swoop down and give both of you a kiss!!

That verse from Zeph is one of my favorites. :)

Love ya!!! Keep up the good reflections!

Emily said...

Me likey! I love the words to the verse you highlighted. I never thought of the fact that it says He sings over us.
I also love the image of Him swooping down with the irresistable urge to love us.
Thank you for sharing this. Please keep it coming.

Jennifer said...

Precious! What a sweet reminder of His love for us.