My son's favorite book is Llama, Llama Red Pajama. We read it every...single...day. Sometimes more than once. He loves the whole book (except the page that suggests that the mama llama might be gone, so we skip that one). It really amazes me sometimes how much our everyday circumstances can be impacted by something to trivial as a children's book. It amazes me that God can speak into our lives comforting words through simple writing and illustration...it doesn't have to be something intricate and complex for us to learn a lesson. That blows my mind!
Anyway, this book has become the inspiration for my blog. My favorite part of the book is near the end. The mama llama comes back to baby llama's room and says, "Baby llama don't you know, mama llama loves you so. Mama llama's always near, even if she's not right here." Wow.
Does that speak to anyone else? It amazes me in two ways. 1) How shockingly accurate that thought represents how I feel about my own children and 2) how amazing it is that that is how God feels about us as well! It's such a great feeling :). This passage also reminds me to be patient. God is always near, seeking to give me the desires of my heart, but in his own time. I suppose one day I will have to thank my son for his immense love of this book and explain all the wonderful ways he has blessed my life!