A much needed hug

I don’t know how the mornings are in your house, but in my home, we are all in a rush. The kids need to get to school and kindergarten, the parents have to get to work. Everyone needs to eat breakfast. Mommy needs a cup of coffee. Lunchboxes need to be prepared. The laundry that was started the night before needs to be transferred to the dryer. Even on mornings where everything goes smooth, we are all moving nonstop.

On one of those busy mornings my three-year-old son suddenly turned to me for a hug. Like most three-year-old boys he is usually on the go. But on this particular morning put his arms around my legs and hugged me the way only a three-year-old can give hugs. If you have ever been giving a hug by a small child, you know what kind of hug I mean; full of trust, almost melting into you. And we just stood there, in the middle of the kitchen, during the busiest time of the day, hugging for what felt like forever. He needed a hug, and honestly, I needed it too.

Come near to God and he will come near to you. James 4:8

Life is busy, a lot of times with good things. During a busy season it is easy to forget to take the time to just turn to the Lord, to connect with Him. It is not that we don’t want to, we simply are busy and on the go. But just as my little boy took a moment for a much-needed hug, I encourage you to turn to the Father and get a hug from our Abba. Especially when times are busy. I need it and so do you.

See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! I John 3:1

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