"Therefore, gird the loins of your mind, live soberly, and fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ." ~1 Peter 1:13
I love this verse. This is how I read it: Erin, little daughter, guard your thoughts from running amuck today with worry, fear, and over-thinking things. Live each day trying your best to do a good job with what you have been given and with what you can physically and mentally offer. God will give you the grace you need to do what He needs you to do. Trust His timing. Love on your family on purpose, keep a thankful heart, and smile for the Lord.
Maybe that's just how I am reading this verse tonight. But isn't that the power of Scripture, that each time we read it, God can speak to our hearts a little differently?
Before I left for my weekly Coffee-Shop-Bloggy-Work-Night tonight, I held my little Faith just like this, and that precious girl kept giving me these great big sloppy kisses and dramatic hugs over and over again. I could hardly put her down. Truly, she was just delighting in me delighting in her.
To paraphrase Charles Dickens, it is no small thing to be loved by those who are so fresh from God. :)