This Sunday, our pastor taught on God's kindness. It brought to mind what I experienced last March and I wanted to share it here.
For years, my dear mama has expressed how much she dislikes my hair. She'd finger my tresses and say "Honey, I hate your hair." This got repeated each time we met, if I commented I'd had a trim or highlights. She wanted me to have electric curler 70s hair all poofy and sprayed. I know she didn't mean it in a bad way, but she just didn't care for the current styles.
It hurt my feelings and I was constantly asking my husband if my hair looked okay.
In March,I went to a conference in Mobile to hear some good teaching and worship. The first morning there, a woman I'd met approached me and said,"The strangest thing happened. I was getting ready this morning and the Holy Spirit said 'Tell Dana I love how she's wearing her hair'.
Then she added that she almost didn't tell me because it sounded stupid.
Stupid! Imagine that! Here was the most beautiful wonderful thing God could say and she thought it sounded stupid, hahaha!
There was a moment when I thought of all the folks dying of cancer, the wars in the middle east....all the important things that should be taking God's time and attention. And yet, His heart was so huge and overflowing with love FOR ME that He just couldn't resist taking an opportunity to make me feel like His favorite girl!