If you could choose two people to put on a pedestal, who would they be? Someone famous and pretty? Someone obscure but meaningful to you? Someone brave? Yourself times two?
I choose my kiddos. Just look at those angels!
Mind you, I’ve screamed into my pillow over them, begging for patience as their single mom. And then there were the teen years…
But all in all…net gain. HUGE net gain. I have enormous respect for them and learn from them often. Are you ready for some profound pieces of wisdom from them? OK, here ya go. Wait for it…wait for it…
From my son… “You gotta believe in something.”
And from my daughter… “The dishes can wait.
I told you it would be profound.
My son has a good point. Even those who don’t believe in anything spiritual trust their own worldly wisdom. We need to choose what we believe in, like the big idea in “Life of Pi.”
Who/what do you believe in?
And my daughter understands correct priorities. Although she’s a young mommy finishing up a difficult college degree, she makes plenty of time to plop down on the couch with her husband, kids, and Choo Choo the dog.
What are your priorities?
I’ve put my kids on a pedestal because they’ve carved out who they want to be and they are living it. They’re still growing. They aren’t perfect, although my grandkids are. (Sorry. I’m smitten.)
Anyway, who is on your pedestal? Choose a person or two. Tell them.
“The Lord has appeared of old to me, saying: “Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you.” The prophet Jeremiah reports that God told the Israelites this (Jer. 31:3), and they were WAY imperfect. Might he be saying it to imperfect us too? After all, God is love. (I John 4:8)
Maybe you and I are on God’s pedestal. Could it be?