As I have said before, I love children because they seem to like me and let me know it. I think that children see through all of my masks and use their superpowers to melt my suit of armor, and let me know that my secret identity has been discovered; that beneath my hard-shell I really am a nice guy who likes people; especially kids.
In the meantime, I treasure the times that I can hold my granddaughter and gaze at her. I sit at times and stare at photographs of her trying to connect. And I wait; wait until Fallon is older and realizes her need for me. Wait until Fallon can focus on me with her eyes and her ears. Wait; simply wait is what I have to do.
As much as I long to be known by my granddaughter (and each of my children!), I realize that God, our Heavenly Father, longs so much more for me (and you as well). God was the initiator of the relationship. “Hey, look at me! I’m here! Don’t you know who I am?”
The Bible said that God “demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)
Jeremiah 31:3 says; “The LORD has appeared of old to me, saying: "Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore with loving kindness I have drawn you.”
How about you? Do you know this Heavenly father? Have you responded to His voice calling out to you saying; “Hey, look at me! I’m here! Don’t you know who I am?” You can; today. He has already made the first move.
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