Her hair flying behind her and eyes dancing with delight, she ran toward my open arms and snuggled in my embrace. Such uninhibited love and adoration makes my heart sing.
We have a hallway that stretches down between our individual condo units. Recently, I thought of our Thanksgiving gathering with our family. I went out into the hallway from the Commons area where we were gathered, and I got down on my knees and opened my arms wide. My 2-year-old great-grand-daughter, who was running up and down the hallways with two of my grand-daughters, ran towards me, almost bowling me over with her exuberance. She giggled and wanted it “Again!”
Now many weeks later, as I walk that hallway, I think of how my heart feels so ready to burst with love for my grandkids and I would do anything to keep them loved, safe, and happy. And isn’t Jesus’ love full like that for us, only infinitely and powerfully greater?
My heart longed to visibly see Jesus with His arms spread wide at the end of that hallway. I imagined how glorious it would be to run with childish abandon to Him. Wildly and freely as His beloved. Sure and true of His love. Not one inkling afraid to run into His embrace.
My precious child,
I am here, always,
Arms spread open wide,
Waiting for you to run into,
Waiting for you to want My embrace,
Waiting for you to feel My safety.
Your heart bursts with love for your grandkids;
My heart infinitely more spouts forth love for you.
I am here, My child,
Run to Me.
I am safe,
I am the Best Friend
You can ever have.
I will never let you down,
I will never, ever abandon you.
Nestle in My embrace,
Rest in My arms, My child,
Confide in Me,
Pour out all the cries of your heart
In times of fear
In times of weariness
In times of despair.
It delights My heart to listen
And to show you My unfailing love for you.
And even in times of gratitude
For My unconditional grace,
Run to Me
With joy in Your soul.
Jesus loves us so much He died to save us. We are His beloved, so treasured and precious in His sight. Let’s run like a child to those open arms, nestle into His love, and confide in Him freely and fully. In the good times and the bad.
The Lord appeared to us in the past, saying:
“I have loved you with an everlasting love;
I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.”
“For the Lord your God is living among you.
He is a mighty Savior.
He will take delight in you with gladness.
With His love, He will calm all your fears.
He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.”
“Drops In the Ocean” by Hawk Nelson
Jesus’ arms of love
ache with longing
to hold you!
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