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Precious Moments – Thought For The Week

Esther shares her thought for the week; precious moments.

I recently arrived at Larnaca Airport in Cyprus to visit my son, his partner, and my Granddaughter. I hadn’t seen them since Christmas and I wasn’t sure how my Granddaughter would react to seeing me. But I needn’t have worried!

The moment she saw me, her little face lit up and she set off running towards me, her arms outstretched, shouting “Nanny! NANNY!!!” – I couldn’t have asked for a better welcome. I had spoken with her on a video call each week but that is not the same as me seeing her in person. That beautiful reunion after four months apart is a testament to the strength of the bond we share, and that precious moment will linger in my memory for a very long time.

As you might have already guessed, this got me thinking; what if I had no contact with Jesus for four months How would I feel? I would feel disconnected. My soul would be downcast. My heart would be bereft. I would be feeling pretty miserable. And how would Jesus feel about me? Angry? Disappointed? Or, worse still, indifferent after the huge sacrifice He made for us without which I, and you, would not be here.

The wonderful thing is that He would not hold me having been apart from Him against me. He would, like my Granddaughter, reach out His loving arms and draw me close to Him. Now obviously, it is important for us to stay connected with Jesus but, even when we distance ourselves from Him, He remains determined to stay close to us.

My soul soars when I remember that, one day, I will meet Jesus face-to-face. Can you even imagine what that will be like? My mind boggles. How will I feel? What will I say? What will I do? I will delight in His beautiful radiance. I will shed tears for His nail-pierced hands and feet. I will leave Him in no doubt about how excited I am to meet Him. I will be desperate to thank Him and to give Him a massive hug, just like the one my granddaughter gave me.

Whatever I do, I know it will be the most precious moment I will ever experience.

Another special moment I had when away with my granddaughter was a day when we took her to the park and she was being pushed on the swings. She squealed “Push me higher Daddy! Right up to the sky!”. One day, she will realise that her Heavenly Father is up there, looking after her as well as her earthly father. One day, she will remember and cherish the precious moments we created together. Oh, and I hope that one day, when I reach Heaven, there are swings and that with Jesus beside me, I will go as high as I can. If not, we will just walk hand in hand.

May you feel the gentle touch of God’s blessing in your heart today and always. Be blessed.

Every week one of our members shares a short thought aiming to inspire you for the week. You can watch previous Thought For The Week videos by clicking here.