Thursday, February 16, 2012

Bigger Picture Moments: More

After we'd walked the Sanibel shoreline for about an hour, waves cascading and breaking at our feet, E settled into a soft sandy stretch of beach and began sifting the fine white sand through his fingers over and over again.

I sat just inches from my baby boy, watching him, my heart overflowing with love as he enjoyed the beauty, the softness of creation.

I needed this day -- I needed the waves to soothe my mind.

The warm sun to melt the tension I've been trying to let go.

The sand to softly exfoliate the worry that sticks to my heart, trying to cling to it.

In that moment, as sand slipped from his small fingers, my body relaxed. I felt a distinct, direct whisper penetrate my heart.

I love you more

I love you more.


More than you love him. 


More than all the sand on the beach. 


More than you could ever know. 


More. 

Jesus prayed:

"My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me." John 17 20-23

Oh, how He loves us.

And, oh, how He whispers that love to my heart through the simple, the beautiful creation He spoke into being.

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