Often when we visit our grandchildren they converge upon us in a kind of blitzkrieg excitedly spilling out their news about a new game or school activity, or friend. In their eagerness to share they all speak or shout at once effectively cancelling out each others' words. We are left shaking our heads or trying to impose some order pleading something like "One at a time, kids, one at a time, please!" We are sure glad that God does not suffer a similar limitation and have to impose that rule upon us, His big kids, because we might only get to talk to Him a couple of times in our lives. Can you imagine that? Having to save up for one speel: all your comments, and questions and petitions and excitement for one appointment 15 years away, like our grandchildren do, bursting with the details of their lives that may have collected for 15 days (or sometimes 15 minutes!) How amazing that God can withstand the blitzkrieg of millions even billions of family members at a time without ever losing His poise and patience! And how astonishing (the kind of word we need more in our vocabulary the more we hang out with Abba Father) that Father can be so intensely interested in each and every one without exception.
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