Since it was their anniversary, they asked us to babysit while they went on a date.
Of course, we love to babysit!
In one short year, our granddaughter has taught me so much.
Like, reliving life, from her perspective.
Holding her on my arm, while we stroll through the backyard, has been an opportunity to learn.
The two of us go around and pet all the plants.
We’ve done this since the veggie garden was put in.
She likes to feel the different textures and as long as I hold her, she feels safe exploring.
Which brings me such joy.
It encourages me spiritually, as well.
When her little arm is clinging to mine and her little face is smiling so contentedly, I think of God.
She feels safe and therefore is willing to reach out.
I want to hold on to Jesus like that.
To be so secure in His embrace that I’m willing to reach out when He leads me to.
These words of Jesus speak so clearly:
“Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.”
Matthew 18:3-4 NKJV
If I hold tightly to my faith in the Lord Jesus, there is no room for fear.
It is only when I let go of the truths of scripture, the faithfulness of the Lord in my life, and the security of His salvation that I’m in danger.
When our granddaughter becomes frightened, her first reaction is to hold up her hands, her little eyes expressing her emotion and the security she’s seeking.
I want to be like that.
With each day, each moment, each phase of life.
Lifting my life before God Almighty, surrendering myself before His Sovereignty, and clinging to Him in faith.
Because I have seen the peace upon our granddaughter’s face when she secure in her Daddy’s arms.
And I know I can find the same in mine.
For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.”
Romans 8:15 NKJV
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You so much for making a way for all to be children of God. How great is Your love towards us that You would make us sons and daughters! Lord, please continue to hone my heart into Your way, teach me by Your truths. Make me a reflection of You. Thank You so much for loving me as Your child. Thank You for teaching me to hold on to faith. I love You, Jesus. Thank You. Amen.