My Eyes Saw Only One

There must have been at least 60 kindergarten children singing and speaking at the concert in the school gymnasium this morning. Folding chairs had been placed theater style so the parents and grandparents with their zoom lens cameras could view the stage. But I only saw one because there was one in the group that is mine. She is the one I love.

I watched the expression on her face. I smiled as she articulated every word. I sat proud as she followed all the directions. I felt joy as she released the energy within her and belted out the songs. I grasped a deep sense of belonging as I realized that she knew I was watching and she was glad I had come.

I want to tell God tonight that I am glad that He is watching me. I am glad He can say, “She is mine.” I am glad He can say, “She is the one I love.” We know, of course, that God is able to love everyone, but that does not diminish the fact that He is especially fond of me. Each of us that know Him can genuinely say that we are His favorite!

I am glad that He takes joy in my singing. I am glad that He can’t take His eyes off me. I am glad He is watching me and cares about my every move.

“The eyes of the Lord range to and fro to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to Him.” 2 Chronicles 16:9

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