I am inspired tonight.
By the story of Rahab, and the fact that a Gentile harlot was listed both in the patriarchal lineage of Christ and among the great fathers of the Christian faith. How like God to not only accept her, but to esteem her above a thousand pious men. Redemption is always amazing.
By little Asher, riding in the back seat today and telling me what kind of tractor he wants to drive when he grows up. "And it will have a front pusher and back scooper, and you will be there to watch me be a real worker! Right Mom?" His little eyes full of promise, so excited to Grow Up and Do Things. In this moment, the very best thing he can imagine is driving a tractor, and me there to see it. My heart was just full, and I wanted to say, "Stay three years old forever! Because by the time you become a young man, and you really go and do all of these things, you aren't going to want me to come watch you anymore." I love that little boy, and I love this time with him.
And by Patty Griffin's voice. Because it's just so good.
What inspires you?