So, I was walking to school with my daughter who looked at me and asked,
Do I love Sully or Kitty best?
A bit of background might help.
On her birthday she was given Kitty who she carried around everywhere and hugged lots. Two days later, she spent some of her birthday money on a toy Sully from Monsters, Inc. and he was carried around everywhere and hugged lots that day while Kitty had a rest. Two days later and she was wondering which of these lovely toys that she loved best and so she needed to turn to someone wise and all knowing for guidance. Unfortunately she couldn’t find anyone like that and so she asked me.
My words of wisdom were simple (I’m a bit like that),
They are both precious, which do you think that you love best?
She thought about it for a minute or two and then said,
When I need something big I will love Sully best and when I need something smaller I will love Kitty best.
I dropped her off at school but I was left with her words, ‘who do I love best’ which have been buzzing around in my head since.
You see, we should love God with all that we are and yet so often we get caught up with and captivated by other things.
Peter had let Jesus down, Peter felt miserable about it but Jesus asked him ‘Do you love me?’ Was Jesus saying to Peter, I know you made a mistake and I know you are sorry but whether you love me or not is really the most important thing? Loving God is the greatest and most important commandment.
Do we love God best?
As I continued to ponder this challenging thought, I thought of the casting Crowns song ‘Somewhere in the middle’ and it felt like a good summary of what I was thinking. We know that we want to love God more than anything else but other things demand our attention and so we can end up feeling caught in the middle.
My prayer is that my love for God would grow more and more each day.
God has done and is doing so much in my life and the more I focus on who God is and how he is a work then the more I will love him.
Do we love God best?
If you’ve not heard ‘Somewhere in the middle’, you can listen to it here.