Every parent has moments that are etched in one's memory in such a way that it will never be forgotten.  One such moment occurred to me several months ago with my four-year-old daughter.  As I arrived home from work,I received the usual excited greeting from my little girl.  As I opened the door,我听到她在另一个房间里尖叫,"Daddy's home!"  Next thing I knew,她转过拐角,给了我一个大大的拥抱。

我们拥抱之后,我走过去,在躺椅上坐了下来,令我惊讶的是,我女儿跑进房间,跳上我的膝盖,再次拥抱我,tightly around my neck.  I said to her,“现在,what's that all about?"  Her memorable response was,“爸爸,我太爱你了,我不能停止拥抱你。”

朋友,now that's the reward of parenting.  It's moments like these that make all the sacrifices worthwhile.

但是现在,her comment set me to thinking.  If only we could possess the same depth of love toward our heavenly Father.  Rather than seeking loopholes or looking for excuses not to serve him,what if we loved Him so much we just "couldn't stop serving Him?"  What a difference that would make in our lives,这是神所喜悦的。

朋友,take inventory.  Why do you serve God?  Do you serve Him out of a sense of obligation,or do you serve Him because you are so deeply in love with Him and you can't do otherwise?  Give it some thought.