My granddaughter and I share a song that I began singing to her as a baby. It's an old song with sweet words, and she loves to hear me sing it as I'm rocking her to sleep. To make it extra special, I add her very own name into the lyrics, and this causes her to giggle and want more and more. Before she was born, I intentionaly looked for a song that I could share with just her, to make her feel special. It makes me feel very special too, when I get to look into her pretty blue eyes and kiss her sweet little cheeks as I sing to her.
My granddaughter, Ella is three years old now. I don't get to see her often since they live six hours away, but after after a telephone conversation I had with her mommy a few months back, I was reminded that my plan for a "special song bond" worked. My daughter told me that she decided to sing this same song to Ella while rocking her to sleep one evening and was quickly interrupted with "no mommy, that's grandma's song!" Ofcourse, I'd be fibbing if I didn't tell you that inside this grandmother, I was shouting Yeahhhhhh! Ella's interrupted confirmation made me feel very special myself.
This made me think about how my Heavenly Father loves me. It's hard to believe, but God loves us even more than the love we have for our spouse, children or grandchildren. That is almost unimaginable to me! How could there be a greater love, but there is. God loves us so much that he sent His only son, Jesus Christ, to die on the cross in place of our sins, so that we could spend eternal life with Him in heaven. All He asks of us is that we believe in Him and that we repent of our sins and accept His free gift of eternal life.