BEST DAY EVER!
Six years ago today marks my BEST DAY EVER! My precious granddaughter Camdyn Kaylyn was born! She has brought pure joy into my life each and every day since! God has used her in a powerful way to demonstrate the importance of relationship to me.
The day this beautiful girl came into the world, I was with her for a short time before they asked her other grandparents and I to leave the room so that the new family could bond. Mommy, daddy and baby needed priceless time together to help foster the purpose God created us for…RELATIONSHIP!
“We long to Belong!”
Medical specialists who have done extensive research on infants, and tell us that from birth, we are hardwired for emotional connection. That is why even at a hospital, not a church meeting, the doctors and nurses know that the newborn infant will best thrive when bonding between mother, father and infant occur.
How much more does our heavenly Father know our need for emotional connection and relationship? He created it. That is why He tells us, that the greatest commandment of all is for relationship with the Father and with others.
The first step in having good relationships is in having a right relationship with God!
“Love The Lord Your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no commandment greater than this.” Mark 12:30-31
Our first, and most important relationship is with God. We must work hard to foster this relationship. We must put Him first above the other details, commitments and stresses that quickly absorb the minutes of our day! Without the strength we receive from this vital relationship, we are not able to fulfill the last part of the commandment…
“Love our neighbor as ourselves.”
This is tough. There are many who do not, on their own merit, deserve our love, but friends, through the precious eyes and sacrifice of Jesus, they have as much right to it as we do.
So, let’s LOVE as hard as we can, because in the end, it is truly all that matters!
Speak Truth Love