Last night Lauren and I were lying in my bed watching a movie. She was so cute; as she was laying there snuggling with her stuffed animal duck that she had gotten earlier this year at the fair. I looked at her, and said, “Lauren, I love you”. She looked right back at me and said, “I love my duck.” I started giggling; of course she loves her duck, LOL.
I got to thinking, isn’t that how we are with God so many times. He looks down upon us from heaven so longingly, and says my child, I love you. And we hear him, but we look at that thing in our hand, that thing that we don’t want to let go of, and we say, I love my ___________. And I hope he laughs at how silly we are, but I also think he might just long for us to let go of our duck, whatever that may be, and reach out for him saying “I love you too!”