Have you ever seen a little girl or boy run, dance, gallop or skip full force into the arms of her or his mommy or daddy? Seeing that child’s freedom and confidence in the love of the parents is such a wonderful and joyful thing to witness.
As a Mommy, oh my goodness! My heart would fill to overflowing as my precious daughters showed their trust in my love and in my arms. At times they would run full out, jumping into my arms for a big hug and kiss, for a crazy twirl in the air or for the start of our next silly dance! Other times, my heart would overflow with thankfulness as my girls trusted my love and my arms to comfort and care for their hurt little knees, elbows, broken toys and, later, their broken hearts.
As crazy much as I love my own daughters, I know I have not loved them perfectly. And so do they. My daughters have not always been able or willing to run to me with all things, at all times in the same freedom and confidence they did as young children.
But! How wonderful and joyful and beyond compare or comprehension is the truth that we all may approach our Heavenly Father with full freedom and confidence – with all things, at all times! And our Holy Abba will love us perfectly. Always.
In Christ and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence. – Ephesians 3:12
Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. – Hebrews 4:16
Because of all that Jesus has done for us and through our faith in Him, we can trust our Holy God with full freedom and confidence! We are loved. We are forgiven. We are understood. We are strengthened. We are comforted. We are encouraged. We are safe. We are His. So let’s all run – with childlike faith, trust and hope – with full force into the arms and into the presence of our Eternally Loving, Sovereign and Intimate Father God! Our Holy Abba.
Ready. Set. Go!