• Dana L. Butler

Reflections on Delight (Seeing Ourselves In the Light of His Smile)


And suddenly…….

His face changed completely….it was lit up.  He giggled and leaned in closer to me, grinning ear-to-ear, saying “cuddle! cuddle!” (which sounds like “tuttle! tuttle!”), almost knocking me over with the ferocity of his joy and affection.  It totally altered his countenance and state of being in that moment, looking into the mirror from my arms, my grin matching his.  We sat there for a minute or so, soaking in the sight of our reflections, together, him still grinning in my arms and pressing his cheek to mine.

Oh my friends…. may we always, always look at our own reflection only in light of our Father’s smile over us….. in light of His delighted embracing of our hearts.

It will change us from the inside out if we do.


Would you share a piece of your heart…your journey…with us here today?

*What things about yourself (failures, inadequacy, weakness) make it difficult for you to see yourself from the Father’s perspective?

*What truths does He speak over you that cover those weak spots?

*When have you sensed His smile over you?

You are so precious to His heart!!

Know someone who'd appreciate this?



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