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Check it out: I recently saw this video on FB and now I know why it went viral. It’s really sweet.

There is something about being picked that really does us some good. Feeling left out and overlooked totally sucks, but getting the nod of approval is one of the more uplifting things that will ever happen to us.

I tried to put myself in this guy’s shoes. Evidently, he had served this kid and her mother very well. Apparently the bond is genuine and the payoff is extremely sweet.

I loved his line which revealed his heart: “Yeah, I’ve been wanting to do that forever.”

Dad got picked, validated, and affirmed. Let’s eat some cake!

There is a great passage of scripture in the Bible that points out a stated reality:

“Thus we have been set free to experience our rightful heritage. You can tell for sure that you are now fully adopted as his own children because God sent the Spirit of his Son into our lives crying out, “Papa! Father!” Doesn’t that privilege of intimate conversation with God make it plain that you are not a slave, but a child? And if you are a child, you’re also an heir, with complete access to the inheritance” (Galatians 4:5-7, The Message).

There are some pretty exciting things in that passage:

  1. We have been set free
  2. We are fully adopted as His own
  3. We are heirs
  4. We have complete access to that inheritance!

peach-pickingThat news is so good we can hardly believe it, and that might be our problem.

Like the young woman in the video, we need to pick, validate, and affirm what God has already done for us. It has always been in His heart, but He patiently waits for us to decide to live fully in the acceptance and freedom that He has so graciously afforded us.

He picked us before we knew it. Maybe it’s time for us to stop earning, and transition to receiving and living in the full rights of our inheritance. Like the young lady: “Yes Lord, I’ll take that deal! I choose to live in Your unconditional love and acceptance!”

He picked so we could pick. What a deal!

Love you all,

Mike xo

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  1. March 22, 2016 at 1:51 pm

    Crap, I just watched and read this at work, and now I’m crying at my desk. Love you; thanks for sharing this beautiful picture.

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