When I see something interesting I put it on hold, and often I do it without much thought, so that when I go to get the book I can't even remember why I was prompted to choose that particular title.
Today I walked into the library and, for whatever reason, noticed how perfectly aligned all of those precious titles were.....each one with a slip of paper sticking out, waiting to be claimed by members of my community who are likewise obsessed.
A wave of joy swept over me, and I realized this sight may be my very favorite in the whole universe....books waiting to be inhaled!
So, I marched up to claim my book, and realized it was THE book. THE book I had reserved two seasons ago. THE book that I already loved without yet cracking the cover.
And on THE day I was headed out of town for my first UN-Mommy-Mommy-Mommy weekend in 3 years. What timing!
This is a gift that I now hold in my hands.
A gift from my Beloved.
Who knows me. Knows what thrills my heart.
And the best part of this gift is that I did nothing to manipulate it into existence - it was His idea.
And it does not expand the Kingdom...It doesn't bless my family...It doesn't enrich my marriage....all things that I ask for from my Heavenly Father...and all things I am thankful for.
But this gift is Just. For. Me.
It has my name on it! It comes at the perfect time when I can enjoy it most. And it is just because He loves me, and not to further His own agenda.
Because I am His beloved and He is a Gift Giver.