1 John 4:12 states that “no one has ever seen God, but if we love one another God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.” Any time that I get to go out into the world and recognize Heavenly Papa’s love is a great time for me. This past weekend was perfect. I like to think that all days are perfect because they are created by our Heavenly Papa and even though they may not turn out how I envisioned them in my mind, they each play out exactly how Heavenly Papa designed it. For that, I am grateful.
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Heavenly Papa for
my perfect Saturday. First, I woke up, which is always a blessing and I had the
opportunity to connect with friends and family that I hold dear to my heart.
Whenever Heavenly Papa creates unexpected moments of fellowship, I have to take
the time to thank him for that.
During my Saturday escapades, I was able to become one with
the Father and identify Heavenly Papa’s love through nature all throughout the
day. Upon stepping out of the house, the clouds opened up to let the sun shine
through. The morning sun kissed my skin
as I walked along. The cool breeze whispered softly in my ears. I wandered
across a field of giant sunflowers, (it was placed there just for me. Sunflowers
are my favorite). The morning could not have been more magical. On top of that,
I got to spend time with my Godmother who treated me to lunch and I found that
I like cashew butter, yumm. All mega bonuses!!
It did not stop there, I went to pick up my laundry and our
laundry guy said that we’re one of his most consistent customers. He even made
a joke about me not ever picking my clothes up on time, but he would never sell
them because he knows I’ll be back. When I offered him a tip, he refused and
said that my smile was tip enough. After thanking him kindly and making my
exit, I started to think about all the many reasons why Heavenly Papa was
making my day so perfect and then it dawned on me that I was to continue to
spread the joy, happiness, and love that he was showing me. I became eager and
added a little bounce step in my walk as I headed back to my car. I now had a daily
mission to spread joy and cheer as I continued throughout the remainder of my
This was achieved on many different levels. Most people
think that in order to add to someone’s happiness, you have to do something
elaborate and specifically tailored to that person. While this is one way of
doing so, we must remember that Heavenly Papa took his time to orchestrate the
earth, but even in his story of creation…the acts were all simple. He said, “Let
there be light,” and there was light and the light was good. By simply speaking
things into existence, they became. I decided that this was how I was going to
make others happy. Some people thought I was crazy because I went on a greeting
spree. I smiled at everyone that walked past me. Said hello to random
strangers, and struck up several conversations that turned out to be really
Then, I decided that I was going to reach out to some
friends that I hadn’t seen in a while because catching up with good pals always
makes a person happy (that one was more so for me, but it also brought great
joy to my Bestie, very nostalgic moment having everyone around for her). That one decision also opened up the
opportunity to give praise and thanks to our Heavenly Papa and it made my heart
rest easy to know that I’ve picked a good group of people to call my friends.
This post is just a friendly reminder that Heavenly Papa
sends us out into the world every day to be its “salt and light.” He shows us he loves us constantly and expects us, "to love one another: just as [he has] loved [us]. By this all people will know that [we] are [his] disciples, if [we] have love for one another" (John 13:34-35).
Even though the world is imperfect, everything in it is
perfection because it was created to be exactly what Heavenly Papa wanted it to
be. My days are perfect because there is always an instant in which I can see
Heavenly Papa’s love, grace, and mercy on display. There is always an
opportunity for me to be someone’s bright spot. Small joys are always worth
celebrating. The world is a beautiful place and we just have to take the time
to notice and remember.