Airports always make me so emotional. While I love to travel, they’re just not my favorite. The more I think about it, I’ve had to say a lot of heart wrenching goodbyes and they seem to be more memorable than all the wonderful hellos I’ve gotten to experience at airports. Some of those wonderful hellos include the time I came to the states and saw my mom for the first time in two years, or the emotional hello I had when I returned to Gabon and my family that I hadn’t seen in over fourteen years greeted me with smiles, hugs, and lots of kisses.

As I sit here though, waiting to catch my next flight with “nothing” to do, I’m thinking- this is exactly what I do with the goodness of God in my life. I often forget all the amazing things He has done and I choose to only remember the times that He didn’t show up the way I wanted Him to- fail to notice that He DID in fact show up. 

Y’all, I hate that about my self- probably more than anything else. I’m one of the most blessed people I know and it disgusts me that I often walk around life grumbling and hosting pity parties for myself…

Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. Psalm 51:10 

But even in this realization that I’m nothing but a complaining brat outside of Christ, I’m reminded of HIS love and HIS grace which washes over me, covers me, pursues, and loves me relentlessly. I don’t deserve one bit of it, but the one who gives the gift gets to decide the value of the gift. I’m so thankful for my loving Daddy and I’m so thankful that while I need to see the state of my heart, He doesn’t leave me there. 

Thank you Lord for this lesson and reminder…here at this airport.

And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. Ezekiel 36:26

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