God misses you! How do I know?
As a parent, you too may have experienced the love that can only be enjoyed when a child is in your arms. Unfortunately today, my child was “too busy” for me, and I didn’t get my normal dose of cuddling, loving, and hugging that I’m used to. And now I feel a hole where Wesley’s love has always filled my heart. I know he still loves me, and I still love him. But today, that little area reserved for him is just a little empty.
I think that God, too, feels that way sometimes when we fail to spend time with Him. We get busy and wrapped up in our lives that we either miss church, fail to pray like we should, or simply don’t spend time with Him reading our Bible and reflecting on His words.
When we veer away from God, our life begins filling with sin. We begin to be tempted more and more every day, every hour, every minute, and every second. And when we stray from God, it’s harder and harder to return. Maybe it’s because we feel guilty because of our sin, or simple disobedience. However…
Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord! … Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. – Romans 7:25-8:1
See, it simply doesn’t matter where we are, where we’ve been, or where we think we’re going. God is still there, providing a way for us to return to Him. Just like me: as a parent, I’m holding out open arms, waiting for the next moment Wesley realizes that he needs me. He’ll return to my arms, and I’ll lavish my love on him like every day before today. Yet God has so much more love to give than I could ever imagine. All we have to do is return to His arms. Will you return to Him today and give Him your love?