Hope you’ve had a good week. I topped mine off with a roadtrip in torrential rain. I listened to the most random playlist imaginable, Sam watched two movies, and four hours later we were safely reunited with the rest of our family.
One of the songs that popped up is one for which my emotional ties run deep. The song is New Favorite by Alison Krauss. It’s a sad ballad about a woman realizing her man has a new favorite. Both the rhythm and the lyrics are heartbreaking. But the application to my own life is a little unusual. My husband use to sing it to me back in 2003, suggesting that our new baby boy, Nate, was my new favorite. As if I was choosing Nate over Dub. Will thoroughly enjoyed teasing me about my new favorite.
Listening to it today took me right back. I remember worrying that sweet Dub, who had every ounce of my attention for 21 months, would feel somehow less important. But I don’t think he did. Instead we loved our Baby Nate together, delighting over him side by side.
But it’s nice to be somebody’s favorite, isn’t it? Does your spouse know they’re your favorite? Do you make sure they know it day after day?
And most importantly do you know that you have a favorite kind of relationship with God? He made only one of you. He made you for a purpose. And He delights over you.
“The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.”
Zephaniah 3:17 ESV
Have a fabulous weekend knowing you are rejoiced over.