What is it about grand babies and the crazy love grandparents have for them? Maybe it's because when we were younger we were so busy "living" that before we knew it our own babies were grown and had babies of their own. And maybe it's then that we realize how quickly time goes by and we cherish each and every minute we have with their babies. God is continually showing me His love through them. The Bible tells me that if our earthly fathers (or grandfathers) love us and want to give us good things, just imagine how much more our Heavenly Father wants to. I couldn't help but think about this the other day. As my daughter Andrea was cleaning, she overheard little Ethan. She turned to see him talking on his play phone. She asked who he was talking to and he told her BaPa. (Mike) He continually asked BaPa if he could come to our house. The little guy didn't give up. Andrea thought it was so cute that she recorded him and sent it to us. Well of course it melted BaPa's heart and he walked down with his other two grand babies to pick up Ethan so he could play here. The Bible tells us that we should have faith like a child. When BaPa knocked on the front door, Ethan wasn't surprised at all that he came. He shouted "BaPa's here!" before Andrea even opened the door. And he was thrilled. He knew BaPa answered his call! What a lesson that teaches us. To have a faith like that in the God who created us. Our Father. To know how deeply He loves us despite our childish ways. To call out to Him over and over and know that it doesn't frustrate Him or drive Him crazy and to know He will answer. To be thrilled to come into His house and to spend time with Him. Don't ever limit God. He is the Father of all miracles and His love for us cannot be measured. Don't ever lose your faith in Him. When you have prayed and prayed and prayed and you feel like God is not answering, don't lose your faith. Think about little Ethan and his persistence and how it melted a human father's heart and then think about the Father who gave everything for you, for your eternal life. And ask again. He will answer. He will come. He will make a way.
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