Walking with Molly dog yesterday morning, we did our usual loop across the field. We’d already done a decent lap but there is something about wide open spaces that she loves so I like to find at least one field per walk.
I’d like to pretend that I do it for her benefit but that’s not true.
Watching her bound around the field in wider and wider circles makes me smile. Every single time. Without fail.
We walk across the fields for me because it brings a warm glow to my heart to watch her.
I love it because as she’s running around the field, she seems at her most natural. It’s like it’s what she was born to do and the sheer joy and abandon she displays is priceless.
And it was yesterday, as I was smiling, that I had a thought:
Does God’s heart warm a little when he sees you being totally you?
You know that moment when you’re totally all in? Fully absorbed and free to be, with absolute abandon?
Do you think it brings him pleasure?
We’re made in his image. That we love is because he loved first. Not sure if God has a sense of humour? Do you? Well yeah, where do you think you got that from?
So smiling as we watch another creature be fully all in?
I think it’s fair to say that we feel that because God does too.
What do you think?