It’s so lovely to be back with my tiny people. I’ve received the many kisses I was after, and the super-endearing wonder-filled faces I always get when they realize, anew, that I’m really here, in the flesh.

One of Lilli’s favorite things to do on the first day is watch all my videos of her on my phone. She laughs at her baby self in delight every time, as if she’s never seen them.

One of the videos was of her and her sister playing at a friend’s house. She asked me where they were, and when I told her they were at a friend’s house, she said “Oh, I LOVE them! They’re my FAVORITE!” Then, pausing for a moment of quite reflection, she said, “Who are they again?”

Darling, yes, but it makes me think about us. The things we worship and adore ourselves, pour our lives into, and then, when we stop to think about it, can’t for the life of us remember why. The realization leaves us a little empty and baffled.

It’s so much better when we live our lives in adoration of the only One worthy of it. Our days play out in a video worth watching again and again, the image of One whose name we could never forget.

Gotta run. My little gal is waiting to pick up the vids where she left off.

“I’m first, I’m last, and everything in between.
I’m the only God there is.
Who compares with me?” Isaiah 44:6 MSG

“You shall have no other gods before me.” Exodus 20:3 NIV