Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016
GOD IS LOVE
My five-year-old granddaughter and her parents left yesterday after a long weekend visit. Little Alice is a delight and proves to me that God is love. When they arrived, she bounded out of the car and threw our front door open. First she ran to Nana and gave her a big hug. Then it was my turn. Her eyes sparkled as she wrapped her little arms around me and said with great joy, “I love you, Grampa.”
I believe a similar scene will play out when I die. Jesus will throw the front door open from His side and run out to welcome me with joy and boundless enthusiasm. “I love you, Patrick,” He’ll say, and I’ll feel a hundred times the warmth I felt when little Alice gave me a hug.