It is no secret that I enjoy mornings. A morning person through and through, not only do I most enjoy the first hours of the day, but I am also the most enjoyable during those first few hours. Just sayin. It is also when I am most productive, most creative, focused, energetic and the most positive. My world just feels good in the morning. That said, 11:00 is always a particular highlight.
Every morning other than Sundays when we are in church, I get a call at 11:00. Give or take ten minutes. Without fail. It is 7AM in Anchorage and my son is getting ready for work – usually fixing his breakfast – and he gives his mom a call. Rarely a discussion of heavy topics but just happy conversation and a chance to “keep in touch.” Simply because he loves me (and I love him) and we enjoy each other’s company.
Jordan does not call me because he feels obligated. Nor do I pressure him to do so. We don’t set a timer and make sure we talk for an enforced amount of time. Our conversations are not out of duty. Nor do they make him a “better” son or even a “good” son. Actually, chatting and staying connected just seems normal – not forced – and we are grateful for effortless technology that allows us to do so even when separated by hundreds of miles and an entire continent!
Today’s FMF prompt is prayer – and I hope you see the illustration. And it is not an illustration I contrived or forced. When I began to consider just what a privilege prayer is to me, I was struck with the thought of how Christ might feel. Does He delight when I pray? When I converse with Him and share my thoughts? And, especially, when I simply want to be connected? Of course, there are times when conversations are urgent, heavy, or even contrite; but how genuinely sweet it must be when I come to Him in prayer “just because.” With excitement, expectancy and with an unforced joy to talk with Jesus. My Lord and Savior. My Heavenly Father.
I think I have a glimpse – just a glimpse – of how it must thrill His heart!!