“Imitate Me as I Imitate Christ…”
1 Corinthians 11:1
He’s 3 years old, and loves to hang out with his “Omi” (Gramma….me.) He wants to do what I do, “help me”, and be close. He loves to ‘nuggle’ with me and has a funny little compulsion to slip his icy little fingers up into my warm armpit whenever he can. (It always evokes a spontaneous “AAAHH” of surprise from me!)
This morning, as I was having my quiet time, he slipped into my room to see what I was doing. I had to leave for a minute, but when I came back, I found his little rocking chair had been carried by him and placed next to mine, and a little footstool beside it with his drawing papers, a crayon pouch, and his little grey, plastic “alien-buddy” waiting for him. He was ready. Although uninvited, and without a word, he was ready to join me in my daily routine of “time with Jesus.”
The sweet simplicity of his quiet preparation for our “quiet time” together was so sweet! I chuckle every time I think about it. There was no “lesson preparation” on my part for having a
Devotional time with him. There hadn’t even been a thought on my part to include him. Yet, here he was….ready to join me in my time with God.
May my eagerness to “do what Jesus does” be as pure . . . with the childlike simplicity He taught us: “Follow Me . . . Come near to Me . . . Do what I do . . . Love like I have loved you.”