Just a Little Longer

What Can A few More Minutes Really Do?

It only takes a simple smile...

"Hello. How are you?"

A gentle touch of a hand...

"I appreciate all that you do."

A little bit of time well spent...

"Do you know how special you are?"

An hour over coffee...with only your ears listening...

"What can I do to help you?"

A few laughs...

"You make me happy."

"You are so very special to me."

"You are beautiful."

"You have a purpose."

Helping that woman with the arms loaded down with groceries...

Standing a few moments longer to talk to the cheerful Wal-Mart greeter that you often hurry past...

Staying at the dinner table longer, letting the spaghetti mess pile up on chubby cheeks of three year-olds who chew with their mouth open...but listening as they prattle about why the fall leaves change colors...

"You make my heart swell with joy."

"I would never replace you."

"Do you know how much Jesus loves you?"

Sometimes, it only takes a few more moments, a few more kind words, a little bit more love from your heart to build, encourage and love on those that really needed it in that moment. Kind words erase a lifetime of bitter ones--words that have scared and wounded. Your time builds up tiny bodies to take on the world with courage to face adversity. Just a little bit more time...

"When she speaks, her words are wise, and kindness is the rule for everything she says." ~Proverbs 31:26

Do you know that you are beautiful--irreplaceable? Worthy enough to die for?

Can you see people around you--people with eyes that do not shine as bright as they should? Do you see weary shoulders burdened by worries and haunting shame? Look around. Is there anyone with fading laugh lines, or hands that need held? Just a little bit longer. That's all it takes. A moment can begin a lifetime of healing. A moment can bring the warmth of a tender God into their lives. A moment can stop time.

"Just a little bit longer, daddy. Just a little bit longer. Hold me."


1 comment

  1. How touching. A few minutes can last a lifetime and mean the world. Beautiful post!