Sometimes in the most random times we are reminded that God loves us. Like when all we want is a breakfast burrito and everywhere we go doesn't have the one we love. (Okay back story, I was running on 2 hours of sleep after helping a family in the hospital with the loss of a baby.)
Well, I was taking my daughter to dance class and really all I wanted was a breakfast burrito, the ones my brothers would bring home when they lived with me. After driving all over town I had given up and went to make the 20-minute commute to dance class when I had a distinct nudge to turn right. So, I did and low and behold going a new way to dance I passed a place with a DRIVE THRU with breakfast burritos!
In that moment it just hit me GOD EVEN CARES ABOUT BREAKFAST BURRITOS!
Okay, so maybe that is silly, but it got me thinking. How many times a day could we find evidence of God's love for us and others? Really how many? Right now close your eyes and think for just a second and see what comes to mind...
That day I sat and talked to a good friend and was reminded of the blessing of earthly angels that help us and love us through this journey we are on. I watched my child, who was never supposed to walk, let alone dance, dance her little heart out. I got to talk to a role model and mentor, who filled my soul with joy. I went to dinner with a neighbor and friend for her birthday. I got a hug from the Relief Society President and a text from someone telling me I was awesome. In that day I looked around and thought WOW God really does care, even about breakfast burritos and me. And especially you.
He loves us, he gave us not just any savior, but His only begotten Son. He gave us a path back to Him and to our loved ones. My mind is blown thinking of all the ways our Heavenly Father, our God loves and cares about us. Not just the big things, but the little things. The smile we get at the grocery store, the compliment we get at the park, the hug we get from a child and so much more.
May we be aware of the love that surrounds us, even in the darkest of times, the hardest of times that love is still there. I had the privilege of going to Time Out for Women put on by Deseret Book. It was awesome and while there heard from many amazing humans. But talking about this subject I think about something Michael McLean talked about. He was talking about a hard time he was having, a faith crisis of the sort and when that LONG faith crisis came to a close he went back and read in his journal and counted 30 times he could see that God was trying to talk to him, show him love and guidance. He didn't see those things in the midst, but they were still there. And they are still there for you. I know that God loves us, I know that He cares about the little things and the big. He even cares about breakfast burritos.