Sunday Reflection: Glad to See You

We all know people who seem to be glad to see us, that make us feel wanted. When we walk into the room, we see their pleased expressions and might receive a verbal confirmation, too. My person was my maternal grandmother, Sadie. All the days of my life, she treated me like royalty, special. In fact, I can't think of one thing that I did for her to deserve her love--except love her back. 

Grandma's love reflected the state of her heart.

God's love reflects the state of His heart (1 John 4:8), and His commitment to people (John 3:16).

“See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.” 1 John 3:1 (NIV)

We are saved for Him because we have a holy purpose. 

God calls us his children and has given us ‘a holy calling’ not because we did anything noble enough to deserve it either.  Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me His prisoner, but share with me in the sufferings for the gospel according to the power of God,  who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began,  but has now been revealed by the appearing of our Savior Jesus Christ, who has abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel,  to which I was appointed a preacher, an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles. For this reason I also suffer these things; nevertheless I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep what I have committed to Him until that Day.” 2 Timothy 1:8-12 (NKJV)

I am persuaded by love. 



  1. amen.
    wishing you and yours all the best in 2016!
    lots of love.

  2. Very nice that you had such a special love from your grandmother.

  3. There sure are a few people like that indeed

  4. The bond between grandparents and grandchildren is so incredible. I had a similar relationship with my paternal grandmother. :)

  5. I miss my mother so much for the feelings you describe. She was always so happy when I called or especially when I visited. My maternal grandmother was much like yours sounds to be. On the other hand my paternal grandmother always seemed kind of distant and even cold to me, but that was probably because I saw her less and she had so many grandchildren that she probably had a difficult time keeping track of them.

    Years after she died--and somewhat recently in fact--I learned that she was a real prayer warrior who was continually praying for all of us. My father was the same way. I now attribute many of my life blessings to the diligent prayer work in which they both engaged.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

  6. That's lovely. Everyone needs at least one person to light up when they walk into a room. Sadly, some of the kids I've taught only find that at school

  7. We see a reflection of ourselves there--good or bad. :-)

    Anna from elements of emaginette

  8. God does express His unconditional love through our grandmothers.

  9. Wonderful post. Your grandmother sounds so much like mine. I miss her and the smile on her face when she opened her door when I stopped by to visit.

  10. there is just something so special about the bond between a grandchild and grandparent. great post, teresa!

  11. I have to say I'm blessed that I have a mother and grandmother who's like this. :-)

  12. Thanks for the lovely sentiments this morning. I'm thinking, now, of all the people who radiate love.


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