The First Time
The first time is always an event. I remember when my son scored his first soccer goal. He turned and said "YES" running down the field. Of course, we made phone calls to family members after the game recounting each important detail.
I love "firsts." I have come to treasure sharing firsts with those I love. First dates. First kisses. First days of school. First teeth. First steps. First time to walk on the beach and see the ocean. First time to fly in an airplane. First Broadway play. First Major League Baseball game. First time in a swimming pool. First prayers. First live concert. First mission trip. First time to jump in a pile of autumn leaves. First July 4th fireworks. First time carving a pumpkin. First time to play in the rain. First time decorating a Christmas tree together. First roller coaster ride. First books. First birthdays. First time to play in the snow. First sunset.
The first time always is coupled with a childlike wonder and excitement. Each new first experience makes such a powerful memory in our minds. Children seem to have the ability to experience life in this manner all the time--bringing such anticipation and joy.
I believe that God desires for us to live life like this all the time. He places amazing blessings and challenges in our lives to reveal himself to us. Just hiking in His creation should be "like the first time" every time. He is awesome, amazing, and wonderful. May we pursue Him passionately and with wonder each day--just like it was the first time.
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