Why? Because I’m the mother of an 8-month-old baby. Today, Alyssa clapped for the first time. I mean, how amazing is that? We were watching Skating With the Stars (quality TV!) and Bethany Frankel was skating. I was so engrossed I didn’t see that Alyssa was waving her arms and bopping along. When the routine stopped, John and I clapped, and Alyssa copied. It seems like a simple thing, but isn’t it amazing how quickly babies learn? They go from barely making eye contact to smile, to cooing, to laughing. A few months later they are rocking out and clapping. It’s amazing how God created humans that way. We are designed to grow and learn and change.
It makes me think, too, how much God must marvel at my growing and changing. Twenty years ago when I first got married, I was nearly Bible illiterate. Over the years I’ve made it a point to have daily quiet time. I’ve read through the Bible six times, and I’ve attended many Bible Studies. My growth is different from my baby girl’s, but I was made for this. I was made to tune in to God more and more, to focus on Him, to learn new things about His Word, and to clap.
This is amazing, too: No matter how long or often I seek God there will always be something to learn. And the most amazing thing is that no matter how much I’ve learned I’ll never, ever know everything about how amazing God is. I’m looking forward to eternity to learn that.