Posts Tagged ‘affection’

At breakfast yesterday my daughter said, “Hold me Dad” as I was walking away from the table. How could I do anything but pick her up, hold her, nuzzle her cheek and ask for time to stand still? Soon I won’t be able to lift her up like now, but nothing will keep me from holding her or her older brothers.

How much more our Heavenly Father? We’ll never get too big for Him to hold us as a Parent does their child and somehow, I truly don’t understand how, He loves us even more than we love our children.

I love the last sentence in Eugene Peterson’s paraphrase of Philippians 1:8 that was posted here yesterday, “Sometimes I think I feel as strongly about you as Christ does!” How wonderful to have people around that feel like this towards us. After all didn’t Christ say love Me and those around you? You can even make a strong case from scripture that we love Him when we love others. There is someone that you will encounter today that will really appreciate seeing that you care for them.

God loved you. There’s never been a moment since when that’s untrue. No matter how well we might know His love there’s even more to be known. Today is an opportunity to realize His special affection for you in a new and deeper way. Let Him show you.

I’m reminded today how short our time is here. Lord help us make the most of today, not only in what we accomplish but in the lives we impact by sharing your love. May today be filled with opportunities that don’t get lost in busyness or business but along with what we achieve let us touch those around us with your amazing affection.