Who knows more about abundant life than a 1-year-old child? Little Eli relished every moment of the party, and last I heard, he was seen chasing the dogs with his toy golf clubs. The parents finally collapsed, exhausted, and later set themselves to clearing away the wrapping paper and the frosting-stained plates.
And the best part of all is that the parents will throw a big party all over again next year, just like God does everything for us one day and repeats it the next. He might not send invitations in the mail, but you can expect hummingbirds, clouds and a marvelous moon. And it’s all because he’s beside himself with love.
Lorraine Murray's latest books are "The Abbess of Andalusia," a spiritual biography of Flannery O'Connor, and "Death in the Choir," a mystery set in Decatur. Her e-mail address is email@example.com