It was night night time and Kate and I had just settled in bed to read a bed time story and her “demotional.” Kates hilarious way of saying devotional. This child brings me more joy than I can even begin to tell you. So we read the demotional and then I asked her if she had someone or something she wanted to pray for. She said “ Mimi how many more sleeps (her way of asking how many more days) until I see Papa (Jeff) and Jesus?” It’s a good thing it was dark because tears began to fall down my face as I tried to reply to this very simple question. I said “ Sweet girl I don’t know how many more days we have before we see Papa and Jesus again but I know that Papa is happy to be with Jesus and they are playing and having a great time together.” For the next 5 minutes she asked me question after question about heaven. A sweet longing from a three year old to see and play with her Papa again. I pray that as Kate grows that she will continue to have a deep thirst for the things of God.
At 47 I have that same longing. I know that only my Creator knows when I will be with HIM and Jeff . Just like Kate I have a million questions to ask him, but for now I go to HIS word to give me all the comfort and peace I need.
Jude 20-21 says But you, dear friends build yourselves up in your most holy faith and pray in the Holy Spirit. Keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life.
We are waiting Lord and for now we dream in wild expectation of being with you one day!