“I’m happy from the inside out, and from the outside in, I’m firmly formed.” Psalm 16:9
What makes you happy? Over the decades of my life, my answer to this question would have evolved from happy to get an “A” on a test to just being happy to be tested in whatever life offers.
This summer I chose to leave the heat of the Arizona summer and spend time with my daughter, son-in-law, and grandchildren in New Jersey. The trip began with a two-week stay and has mushroomed (by my choice) into a two-and-a-half month visit with Granny Nanny responsibilities, which sometimes tests me, but mostly makes me happy.
Yesterday, my grandsons and I baked Kringla (a Norwegian cookie). I told them they could roll them into any shape they wished, instead of the traditional pretzel or figure-eight shape. The little guy, who starts kindergarten in September, made a cross. I asked him why he chose to make a cross and he said, “Today in Bible school, we learned that Jesus died on a cross.” That made me a very happy grandma!
Thank you ,Lord, for the way you make us happy from the inside out and the outside in. Amen.