To the Moon and Back

To the Moon and Back

We are all familiar with the saying “to the moon and back” which generally refers to a love that cannot be measured. One day as I told my granddaughter that I loved her to the moon and back she said, “I love you more, because I love you to Florida and back!” I was now puzzled and asked, “why Florida?” She looked at me with amazement that I could be so dense. “You can see the moon but you can’t see Florida, SO I LOVE YOU MORE!” Well, she had me on that one, simple kid logic that had nothing to do with the reality of miles or space travel, just honest in your face kid logic…and it worked. I found myself once again looking at my life through the eyes of a child. As adults we deal in FACTS, REALITY and often over look the simple truth, not everything has to make sense, to make sense. Kaleigh’s analogy about Florida was not rooted in scientific fact but in sentiment that was much more tangible than my “to the moon and back” statement. Maybe love doesn’t have to be so fact based. Maybe we can put all of the facts aside and embrace the possibility that there is no logic as to why we love or how much we love but rather something that defies logic all together. Maybe love is that one thing that isn’t logical, doesn’t always add up or conform to the standard rules of common sense and yet makes the most sense of all. For me, to be loved to Florida and back is so much love that it makes “to the moon and back pale in comparison.” Here’s wishing all of you a life filled with Florida love too!

This Wandering brought me to the love God has for me. It doesn’t logically make sense why a God who is perfect would love such an imperfect person. I can’t wrap my head around it and I don’t have to. God has it figured out. He is THE PERFECT LOGIC and all I need to do is accept what He is offering.
John 3:16 says “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever
Believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” I don’t know about you but I find that pretty amazing and illogical at the same time. We don’t deserve it, we didn’t earn it and we will never be worthy of it on our own merit. None of it makes sense in human terms but God’s love for us transcends our human understanding. God loves me in a way that makes “to the moon and back” child’s play!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s