I blew kisses and waved good-bye at my two grandkids. They waved back from the back seat. “Remember,” I called out, “no more, no less.”
In her high-pitched
voice, my eight-year-old granddaughter called back, “No more, no less,
That’s our secret code. It began one night as
I wrapped a fluffy towel around her after her bath. I cupped her soft
face in my hands and looked into her blue eyes… “Always remember,
princess, that there is nothing you can do to make me love you more. And
there’s nothing you could ever do to make me love you less.”
Ever since then,
that was our code each time we part: “no more, no less.”
I learned that from
Romans 8:39; “Neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all
creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that that is
in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
He (God) loves us no
When we fall. When we make errors, mistakes
and ruin what we thought would be a good thing.
When we fail in our attempt to do something
good, worthwhile or important.
When we frown at the sadness of life. And
when that sadness turns to tears of sorrow, anger or confusion.
When we forget. When we forget the power of
His love, the length of His compassion and the sincerity of His
we feign. When we try to fool others by putting a smile on the outside
yet, inside we are falling apart.
He still loves us. He still calls us. And He
still looks for us to receive that immense love.
Janet P. Eckles