When you really think about it, the love God has for us is at times both amazing and overwhelming.
“For I, the Lord your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, “Fear not, I am the one who helps you.” Isaiah 41:13
God reveals his love for us through moments in which we think it’s nothing at all.
I was sitting in my living room with my 11-month-old daughter as she played on the floor. I put a blanket down and made sure she had all of her toys spread across the floor just in case she got bored with one. Then, minutes later, I realized she was no longer having fun but began to cry.
I rose up from the couch and stood over her and asked, "Do you want to go with daddy?" Of course, she just looked at me as if I was crazy and started to get more aggravated before burying her face in a pillow and whining some more.
I stretched out my arms to pick her up and she looked away but extended her arms back up to me. As soon as she was in my arms, she stopped whining. She looked down at the area that I had picked her up from and just stared. As I walked around the living room with her in my arms, she just looked at me and smiled. This is when God used a moment to reveal to me yet another example of His love for us.
The same toys that had once made my daughter happy soon made her cry. In a similar vein, the same things we find enjoyable can often become the same things we end up battling and struggling with.
When she extended her arms to me but looked away, I still picked her up. Many of us look away because we are ashamed of the things we find ourselves caught up in and it’s no one’s fault but our own. But with that shame present, we still reach out to God and God being a God of second chances, picks us up from our mess.
As my daughter was in my arms, the place that I had picked her up from didn't seem so extreme anymore. When God picks us up, He then gives us a view from His lens. We then realize that where He picked us up from wasn't so bad, but when you're in the midst of something, it sure seems that way.
And last but not least, when she was in my arms, she smiled. After God picks us up from our situation and has us in His care, it’s a relief. My daughter had no idea where I was taking her but wherever I was going, she was willing because she was with me.
We have to learn to tell God, "God, I don't know where you're taking me, how long its going to take to get there or how long I'm going to be there, but as long as I'm with you...I'm good!”
Me'Lon "GS" Vinson is a Record Label Owner, Artist and Youth/Young Adult Minister in Houston, Texas. His latest release "Committed" made its debut at #16 on the iTunes charts, beating out many mainstream secular artist in the hip hop category. He also has a "God's Wheel Bike Drive" organization in which he donates bikes to underprivileged kids in the inner city for Christmas each year.