Feeling loved is one of the best things in the world. It doesn’t always take much. Just someone you care about doing or saying something that reminds you that they care about you, too.
An at least equally wonderful feeling is doing something for someone you care about that makes them feel loved. Knowing that you were able to add that sort of joy to the life of someone whose happiness you are invested in is exhilarating.
I recently read a book that had been on my to-read list for a long time: Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World: Finding Intimacy With God in the Busyness of Life by Joanna Weaver. (It was excellent. Highly recommended.) Part of it was talking about how God wants to spend time with us. He doesn’t ask us to talk to him just to add yet another thing to our busy schedules; he loves us and enjoys the interaction.
That made me realize: I can make God feel loved. Me. Ordinary, predictable, doesn’t-always-feel-terribly-interesting me can make the God who created the entire universe feel loved.
How cool is that?
And who wouldn’t want to do that?