Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Time...the greatest gift we can give...

As I write this blog Jerrell has just taken Jayk to go fishing for the first time...Jayk has been so excited for days...seriously excited...full of anticipation and wonder of what it will be like to catch fish, have his own poll and have boy time...

As the drove away early this morning I was just overwhelmed with the thought that the greatest gift that we can give our kids is our time...time is the most precious of all commodities...and we seem to have such little of it in this day in age...Jayk didn't want a new toy (even though he loves new toys) he wanted an experience...even though if you were to ask his five year old self he might say toy :) but deep within his soul he wants time...time with Jerrell to learn to be a man...time with me to eat apples and watch a fun cartoon before bed...time...

I would say most of us feel that way about anyone we love, we just want their time...time to hear us, understand us and just love us...because when we give our time or receive time from someone else it changes us, molds us and shapes us...in giving our time we receive something that could never be captured into words...Something I am reminded of as I type is that Jesus always gives us time with him, any moment of any day he gives himself to us, may we receive it amongst what we think "matters" today...the most precious gift Jesus could give us was himself and he did that on a cross, all of himself for all of humanity....

Time...you have 24 hours a day...who are you giving your time to? who needs your time?...it is the most precious gift you can give someone...

Thank you Jerrell for giving the greatest gift to Judah last night with a baseball game and then this morning with Jayk fishing...you continually amaze me...love you dearly...