Saturday, October 22, 2016

Delight

A little infant asleep in my arms as his parents enjoy our annual church dinner. We rock back and forth until this little boy finally falls asleep. I chat with this sweet infant sharing my thoughts as he drifts off the dreamland. I'm in my happy place. This sweet memory happened over four years ago, but it is a beautiful reminder of where I find delight.

Anyone who knows me knows that I am a baby lover. I could spend hours with the warmth of a cozy infant pressed up against my skin as we cuddle together. In those moments, it feels like all my cares and worries just melt away. There is something so incredibly holy about these sweet moments in my life.

Holding infants is one of the places where I find delight. Delight in our lives are those places where the Word becomes flesh and brings about joy and happiness; a reminder that God loves us in this broken messed up world. Through delight, we are reminded that life does come out of death, joy does come out of sadness and so much more.

Besides infants, I find delight in children playing, in coffee dates with dear friends, through the relationships in my life, through sweet voices of children calling out my name and in so many other ways. Where are those places where you find delight?

In our places of delight, the Word becomes flesh through those very places and people who bring about joy, happiness, and delight in our lives. I believe Mary delighted when she held her precious infant son in her arms for the first time. I believe the father delighted when his prodigal son finally returned home.

"Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart!"--Psalm 37:4

8 comments:

  1. I love how God delights in sharing beauty with us. I get to spend some delightful time with our grandson this weekend.

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    1. Yes! And so glad you got spend some delightful time with your grandson this weekend.

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  2. I love it when you talk about babies and kids, still praying lots for the ones God brings into your future. That Psalm verse is one of my faves! My grandmother wrote it on a paper in her handwriting on a paper I still keep in my old (India paper, etc. high quality) RSV. What's my delight? cities. beaches, the desert. Teaching! anything! art, bible, music...

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    1. Thanks. I so appreciate those prayers.

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  3. This is beautiful. I love how God reveals himself to us in those things that bring us joy and delight.

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  4. What a delightful word here, Tara! I love it when you wax lyrical about babies and children in general, because they're definitely joy bringers for me. These words are lovely and profound: "Delight in our lives are those places where the Word becomes flesh and brings about joy and happiness." Oh yes and Amen! Thank you for sharing what brings you delight - it's a joy to read it. Bless you, sweet friend. xo

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    1. Thank You, Joy! And bless you too!

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