To see the look of happiness on Sarah’s face when she was once more in her mother’s arms was priceless. She had done so well with me for ten days and had said nothing about missing anybody at home, but that look said everything about her knowing who she belonged with. She was home!
That’s how it’s going to be when we get home to Jesus. We are doing fine here. We enjoy our life. We do our best to stay healthy, some of us work on reversing the aging process, we hope God will give us a long life… then, the day he takes us home, we’ll realize earth was nothing compared to the glory of being in his presence forever.
I want to have “the look” when I reach heaven’s shore and I see Jesus! I get goose-bumps just thinking about it. That day is going to be more glorious than the big squeezes I got from my David-Boy after delivering his little sister Sarah. He hugged me hard, hard hard! “Those big squeezes are to show you how much I love you! They were hard because that’s how much I love you!” he said. What a great feeling to be loved that much!
Even as much as we can love or be loved on earth, it’s nothing in comparison with what Heaven has in store for us.
“No eye has seen,
no ear has heard,
no mind has conceived
what God has prepared for those who love him.”
1 Corinthians 2:9
The “back to home delivery” was not only priceless, it was in perfect timing. Wednesdays is AWANA evening for the kids, and it starts at six o’clock. We managed to arrive on the dot at the church in Fort Gibson. There, mom and dad were waiting for their precious little girl. Instead of staying with her class she went with them to their Bible study. Once she had wrapped her arms around her mom there was no letting go! A priceless look in perfect timing, even after stopping along the way in the Oklahoma Welcome Center.
Sarah had fun doing some funny faces. So I’ll end my tale of this enjoyable “ten day” chapter of my life with them.