When I walked in the door, a wide smile filled little Elle's face and she ran into my arms. For the next several minutes, Elle circled around the crowded room. Each time she made her way purposely back to me, placed both hands on my knees, and said, "There you are!" It was as if Elle wanted me to know that in the midst of a crowd, she delighted that I was in the room.
1 Chronicles 16:11 (ESV) says, "Seek the LORD and his strength; seek his presence continually!"
It makes me wonder: Do I see Jesus like Elle sees me? In my crowded thoughts and my crowded life, do I pause and say, "There You are!"
Jesus loves us; that we know for certain. But today let's seek Him out to proclaim with delight that we love Him too.
Further Reflection for the Blog:
Find a “There You are” moment in your thoughts or schedule today. Speak a word of praise or breathe a prayer of gratitude.
Psalm 92:4, "You thrill me, Lord, with all you have done for me! I sing for joy because of what you have done." (NLT)
Suzie Eller lives in Northwest Arkansas and travels the country speaking for Proverbs 31 Ministries.