Friday, September 2, 2011
Do you remember Giga Pets?!?!?!
I definitely do and I remember just how bad I wanted one. For those of you who have no idea what I am taking about Giga pets were these virtual handheld pets, that you could keep on your keys, on your backpack, or in your pocket. You could do so much with your Giga Pet, you could feed it, bathe it, play with it, put it to sleep, and all this other good stuff. For those of you who had one, I am sure you remember the hype.
Well, like I said I really wanted a Giga Pet. At the time when Giga Pets were really big and sold out everywhere, KFC started selling them at a cheaper price with the purchase of a meal. The advertisements for these KFC Giga pets seemed to be everywhere, and they made me want one even more. So like any kid who reallllly wants something I asked my Daddy to take me to KFC just to get a Giga pet. I was so excited the afternoon he took me to the KFC by Greenacres mall to get my first Giga pet. However, I was quickly disappointed when the lady at the counter told my dad that his bill was too big and as a result she could not sell him the Giga pet. I remember my Daddy turning to me and telling me that he had no other money, and that we had to hurry up and get home, so I would have to get my Giga pet another day (Sighhhhh). I was bummmmed, and my Daddy could clearly see that. As we exited the KFC my dad noticed a check cashing place across the street, and decided that he would quickly run in and change his money so I could get my Giga pet. We rushed across the street, just to find the longeeeeeeest line EVER. Although my Daddy was in a rush we stood in that line for almost 2 hours just so he could get some change, buy my Giga pet, and most of all make his little girl happy. I honestly will never forget that day, or what seems to be millions of other times my Father has gone out of his way just to provide for me, or make me happy. The ways in which he shows me his love! My Daddy and I have this connection, and I know his love for me is one that I won’t just find anywhere.
Today as I read my daily devotion, I was reminded ONCE again that there is someone who loves, and knows me much more than my Daddy ever can and ever will. There is a song that I have had on heavy rotation for the past couple of weeks, and the words simply go “I have a Father, He calls me His own, He’ ll never leave me, No matter where I go” The song also goes on to say that “ He knows my name, He knows my every thought, He sees each tear that falls, And hears me when I call”. I don’t know about you, but I sometimes get a little emotional when I think about God’s Love and the fact that God is Love. I think it’s because God’s love is soooooo great that my human mind can’t comprehend it. I am learning day by day to find extreme comfort in a love that I possibly will never wrap my mind around. I find even more comfort in the fact that there is nothing that I can ever do that will get God to stop loving me, and showing me his love.
I hope YOU too can find sincere comfort in the fact that YOU have a Heavenly Father who knows your name. Not only does he know your name he knows and understands each and every one of your wants and needs. He rejoices when you are happy, and he sees and understands your pain. He has a plan for your life that is greater that you can ever imagine, and he is ready to bestow upon you so many blessings that he says you will not have room enough to receive them. Your heavenly Father will ALWAYS there when you call out to him to comfort, guide, and protect you. Simply Just….Because he LOVES you! And no matter what you do, your heavenly Father will NEVER stop loving you, or showing you his love.
“And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord” Romans 8:38-39