Longing: sa trong, persistent desire or craving, esp. for something unattainable or distant
This definition definitely describes my feeling for my family right now. My thoughts go to how Dad and Zach are doing at their new jobs, how cute Jillian must look in her scrubs, and how I can't wait to feel my Mom's arms hugging me....Whew...I am longing!
As I was thinking about this last night, it reminded me of how I should long to be with my Savior. Not necessarily in a morbid way by not enjoying life and living it to the fullest, but simply longing for my time with Him. Just like I can't wait for Friday night or to see Justin every afternoon, I often do not "long" for my quiet times, my walks to the park, or to worship on Sunday mornings. It has been a good reminder to be thankful for the time I do have with my family, but to also remember to spend quality time with my Lord every day. I long to see His face, to worship Him, to live to please Him alone.
I am longing...