I was thinking today about the "19 kids and counting" family.
When a woman has a baby, the doctor suctions the baby's mouth & nose & tosses them up on the mom's chest while the dad cuts the cord. This is a usual scenario.
The "19 kids and counting" mom had to wait 39 days until she held her new born baby.
39 days! I can't imagine having to wait 39 minutes after the birth, let alone 39 days.
But that all got me thinking.
Imagine how Christ feels when we finally accept him into our life after 39 years or 25 years or 13 years, however many years. Imagine how happy He is when we invite Him into our hearts after all that time.
I imagine He feels the same joy as a new mom getting to hold her baby for the first time after 39 days or 39 minutes.