Today I read the scripture from Ps. 149:4, “For the Lord takes delight in his people.” How many times have I heard Al say to the congregation, “The Lord delights in you!”  Do we really believe that and live in the awareness of that?
As you know we are seeing our grandkids now and how we delight in each of them. All 7 of our grandkids are so different from one another but we love each of them in an individual way. It gives us great joy when they are responsive as they were on Monday night when we arrived. They were waiting for us and jumped up and down and gave us hugs and xxx and spent time with us. One of their favorite things to do is at night is  to come into our bed and snuggle under the covers as I read to them. Paige also wanted to show me all her treasures and took out 2 treasure boxes, her holy water, and some beautiful dolls etc and we talked about them all in private. I can only imagine how it makes the heart of our Father glad when we tell Him everything that is on our hearts, spend time with Him in secret, share Him with others, and just love Him with all our heart, soul, and strength.” Deut. 6:5. Someone has said the opposite of love is not hate but apathy. Let us respond to the Lord with joy and love that springs up from hearts that know we are delighted in!