When our daughter was a little girl, she would call from her playroom, “Mom?” I’d answer and she would say, “I love you.” “I love you too,” I’d say, knowing she really asked, “Mom, are you still there?”

In Mark 10:14-16 The Lord declares that the kingdom of God belongs to children, (of which we all are.) That we must accept and welcome His kingdom with the same trust and assurance of a child with a loving parent. Then He took them into His arms, placed His hand upon them and blessed them.

            Lord, I am so grateful to be Your child and I long to rest in those same loving arms, to feel Your hand upon my head and hear a blessings just for me. I loved it when our little children would run to me, sure I would provide what they needed. But the sweetest times were when they just wanted to feel my arms around them, to absorb the affection I delighted in giving.

            Help me see You in that same way, Abba, Father. To come running into your presence, to experience for myself Your delight, and that same assurance in times of need, that You are still there.

Psalm 107: 9  “For He satisfies the longing soul and fills the hungry soul with goodness.”