Brett and I walked out of the Christian book store. He stowed the bag in the back of the Subaru and I opened the car door. Before I got into the car Brett closed the back door and said, “Wait! I wanted to do that for you.” I closed the car door and allowed him to open it for me, slid into the passenger seat, kissed my knight in shining armor, and smiled blissfully while he closed the door for me. Aspen in the meantime, seeing the special attention mommy was receiving from daddy waited patiently for Brett to come to her side of the car and open the door for her. She even let him buckle her up and made sure she received a kiss as well.
On the drive to the Christian book store I wondered what would happen that would create a post for me to write about today as the first part of my day consisted of mundane morning chores. Just one small sentence from the mouth of Brett composed of just eight words helped to create todays post. After Brett started up the car and began the drive home this thought crossed my mind: I wonder how many times God says that to me? “Wait! I wanted to do that for you!” How many times might my life been different and certainly better if I had waited for Him to open the door for me rather than insisting on opening it myself. I think Aspen had the right attitude, she wasn’t about to miss out on special moments with her daddy. Aspen believes without a single bit of doubt that her daddy lives to make her happy. I want to live with the same unshakeable belief that my Father in heaven lives to make me the happiest person on this earth.
I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in His word I put my hope. Psalm 130:5
Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart: wait, I say, on the LORD. Psalm 27:14