Friday, November 12, 2010

Delight is also a Verb


[dih-lahyt] –noun- a high degree of pleasure or enjoyment, joy, rapture
verb - to have great pleasure; take pleasure
For years - I guess most of my life - I have only thought of the word "delight" as a noun, or only as a verb in a Biblical context.
Psalm 18:19
He brought me out into a spacious place; he rescued me because he delighted in me
Psalm 111:2
Great are the works of the LORD; they are pondered by all who delight in them.

So a couple of weeks ago I was catching up on my dvr'd programs. I am not an everyday Oprah fan - but have decided to record the programs that interest me during her last year. This show had Susan Boyle, Jackie Evancho and Debbie Boone. I had tuned in to hear the incredible voices and stories of Susan Boyle and Jackie Evancho. What a surprise when I listened to the interview with Debbie Boone. Now how does Debbie Boone look like she does when we are the same age????
Rosemary Clooney, was Debbie's mother-in-law. When Oprah asked her what kind of grandmother Rosemary was Debbie's immediate response was that Rosemary "delighted in her children". That statement really impacted me - more of an epiphany moment. What a powerful verb!!! WHO do I delight in. I delight in my family - my husband, my children, my son-in-law, my family that I grew up with, my kindred spirits and my grandson. My grandson...he has brought a whole new definition to this word - "delight". Collin brings me great pleasure. He takes me to a happy place. I only pray that I do that for my God.