Getting Ready – The Next Step

Cheer

What could be written about that brings more cheer than Abba’s love for His children. What could bring greater joy than knowing you have a father – a really, really good Father.

Getting Ready – The Next Step

Little girl decided she was ready for the next step on the journey. Abba had invited her, step by step, and they had gone on some adventures.

This adventure was different. This step was new. The journey was steady but this step would prove to be unique and wonderful for little girl.

Abba told little girl to pack all of her swimming gear and her favorite clothes for playing outside. Little girl was so excited at Abba’s instructions.

Little girl couldn’t wait to go swimming – she loved the freedom and lightness she felt as she moved swiftly through the water. She could do so many things in the water she couldn’t do on land.

“What are you thinking about? Your smile is covering your whole face!” Abba said, utterly delighted to see such joy on little girl’s face.

“I love swimming! I remember all the fun times I had swimming in the pool and in the lake. I’m so excited we get to swim!”

“I’m happy that you are happy, little girl. We’re going to have a wonderful time together. I can’t wait to introduce you to the waves and the ocean! This will be something new and different. You will love it!” Abba spoke these words, matching little girl’s excitement and joy with every single word.

“I can’t wait! I love you, Abba,” little girl said as she recalled the pictures she’d seen of the ocean shores and the huge crashing waves.

Abba and little girl would soon be in the midst of a unique and life-changing experience for little girl. Abba knew it. Little girl was just excited to go. She loved adventures with Abba.

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6 responses to “Getting Ready – The Next Step

  • Stella Baker

    I loved reading your description of the delight on the little girl’s face. It brings to mind the delight that my own children felt when they were young. I try to remember that, though I am older, I too can still have that delight. I am working hard to keep that in mind as I sometimes find the weight of the world pressing on me.

    • shalomshannon

      Thanks for the note. I’m glad it encouraged you. We do have to remember the trust of a child otherwise life can be pretty challenging! Blessings and thanks for stopping by!

  • Christina Hubbard

    I love how you show the delight on Abba’s face when Little Girl is delighted. Isn’t that just how He loves us?Your words challenge me to look at the unknown like her adventure with the Father. Beautiful imagery, my friend. Have a blessed weekend!

    • shalomshannon

      Thanks for stopping by and for your encouraging note. I love writing about Abba’s love towards his children. It’s so powerful and so transformational, and so much easier to receive with the heart of a child. Blessings to you as well!

  • Tasha Medellin

    Such a great depiction of the adventure of walking with our Savior! 🙂 Just beautiful.

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