Sunday, November 30, 2008

Hold me Momma


Early this morning during my quiet time I heard the pitter-patter of little feet. I turned and saw Emma standing beside my chair. Hair disheveled and clinging tightly to her blankie, she said groggily, "Hold me Momma." Ahhh...music to my ears. She climbed into my lap and snuggled her head down in my neck. Surely the closest thing to heaven a mommy can feel.

As I sat holding her close, it occurred to me that this must be how God feels when I come to Him. When I finally put everything else aside and stand, arms raised, wanting nothing more than to be held. Holding my children close brings me such joy. How much more joy does our Heavenly Father receive when we let Him hold us?

The LORD delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love. Psalms 147:11

He delights in me? He delights in me! That is a truly awesome thought, but for some reason it's not always easy for me to picture God that way. I tend to think of him more as a boss than a father - someone I'm doing things for rather than just being. Sounds a lot like the whole Mary vs. Martha thing doesn't it? Sheila Walsh, in her book Get Off Your Knees and PRAY! made the boss/father analogy and it caused me to look at how I view my relationship with God. I realized I want to come to Him unhindered, like my little Emma; to lift my hands, crawl into His lap and lay my head against His chest. Sigh...what a wonderful place to be.

Isn't it awesome how the Lord is constantly challenging our views of Himself and life in general? I love that about Him.

6 comments:

  1. I love HIM BIG TIME right now....thanks for the sweet post.

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  2. He does delight in you! :)
    And me too!
    What a precious reminder! :)
    I'm catching up and processing your past several posts, and praying for you...

    Grace and Peace,
    Angel

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  3. I'm new here, what a great blog :) ♥ Hugs!

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  4. Another wonderful post! I'll have to pick up Sheila's book. I have always seen God as my Father; maybe because my dad died when I was still young. I am so thankful that the Lord desires for us to come to Him and wants to hold us close.
    Happy Day!
    Julie

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  5. Yes!!!!
    He delights in us. What a great picture your daughter gave you of our Father's love.

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