On day while I was standing in the kitchen at our family cabin, washing dishes like a good midlife domestic goddess. I looked out the window and I could see my two nephews sitting at the picnic table playing with their hot-wheel cars. They were both very intent on what they were doing and it made me smile to see them play with their cars. As I stood there and doing the dishes my brother walked out and sat down at the table with them to partake in the hot wheel driving around the table.
I stood there with my heart overflowing with joy as I watched my brother interact with his sons. My brother is a great dad and what is important to his sons is important to him. There were so many other things at that moment that could be done but my brother saw his boys doing something that they enjoyed and he chose to take part in it. It was hard to tell who was getting more joy out of driving the cars; the boys seemed so happy to have their Dad join them and my brother seemed blessed to spend time with his sons.
Standing there and watching them and it hit me that God wants to be a part of everything we do. We have a heavenly father who wants to be a part of our lives. What is important to us is important to him. One of my favorite things is to get in a work out and I love to invite God to join me in my worship music and in my prayer time as I take a walk or a jog. When we allow God to join in our daily activities the blessing is a two-way street. We are blessed by the father’s presence and he delights in spending time with us.
Just like my brother who is full of love for his boys, God is full of love for us. He longs to be in our day-to-day life, to enjoy our highs and to carry us through our lows. No matter what it is, our Father in heaven who wants to join us in everything we do.