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Hayride Excitement

As I was walking the dogs tonight, I saw something you do not see every day. It was the first time I saw this in my neighborhood. There was a hayride going down my road. It was bizarre. I never saw something like that in my area. But one group road by, and then another passed by thereafter. It was adorable seeing the kids waving.

The kids on the hayride were waving at the dogs. The dogs could care less. I told Max to look at the kids; however, he was busy doing his own thing. Marci was looking in an all-together different direction. The kids kept waving and waving, and only I was excited. Only I waved back.

So often in life, we get excited and we wave to others for attention. As we do, our waves are not returned. It is because we are waving at those who aren’t interested or do not care. We waste our “waves” on those who couldn’t be bothered. Even so, we have a God we could wave at any time and He would pay attention. He already is watching. Why do we wave when we need help, when we have a prayer request, when we are hurting, but we do not wave when we are having a good time? We share our troubles, but we don’t share during the blessed days.

Who are you waving at today? Are you trying to get attention from someone who doesn’t pay you any mind? Why not fix your eyes on your Creator? Did you know He’s your number one fan? He’s reaching for you. Reach back.

“I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness.” – Jeremiah 31:3b [NIV]

My Biggest Fan

My Biggest Fan

When my son was playing baseball for the local little league team, I was really upset seeing this one boy who never had his parents sitting in the bleachers to cheer him on. Strangely enough, he wasn’t an orphaned child; his parents always dropped him off and left the park to have their “me time.” I understand we all need to have time alone; however, it’s important to always be supportive of our children in their many endeavors.

As a little girl, I remember bringing my report card home with what I would consider good grades. I also recall the look that appeared when that A- was spotted and then the “is this the best you could do” question followed. It really hurt. I felt like I wasn’t good enough. Sadly I know I was not the only person to experience this type of situation, which certainly does not give one’s self esteem a boost.

Even so there is this Fan that we have out there rooting us on. We have someone who is always sitting on the bleachers, always waving the poster board cheering for us. Sometimes we don’t hear the cheers because so many around us ignore our special gifts. At times we understand that the Fan is there, but we don’t feel like we are deserving of the attention and the love.

Our biggest fan is God. He is our amazing Creator and He takes pride in His creation. He formed each one of us and He knows us better than anyone can ever know us. He treats each of us like His only child. Every time we step up to bat and we swing, He cheers. It doesn’t matter if we hit the ball, simply that we swing. He takes pride seeing us grow and be happy. He never takes His eyes off of us and we are never out of His reach. He never leaves to have “me time.” God loves you and He is your biggest fan always.

“I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness.” – Jeremiah 31:3b [NIV]