My husband and I returned home from a short getaway and stopped to see our three grandkids. The littlest guy who was only two, ran up and hugged us tightly and said, “I was sad for you.” His parents quickly explained this was his new way of telling people that he missed them. As I absorbed the hugs from six little hands, I responded, “I was sad for you too.”
The love little ones give is open, honest and exuberant. They don’t hide their true feelings and the affection they show is larger than life. From big hugs, to jumping in our arms, and even yelling across the room, they possess a genuine zeal and an ability to share it. There is much we can learn from their example when we convey our love for Christ. Jesus said it best in Matthew 21:16, “From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise?”
Our Father in heaven desires the same open, uninhibited expressions from His children. When is the last time you truly showed Christ how much you appreciate His sacrifice and told God that He is loved with your whole being? How do you worship your God? Are you standing and cheering at the football game but snoozing in the pew? The world has no problem expressing affection toward sports, careers and other earthly endeavors. So why are we holding back when we worship and with the time we give to our Lord? We scroll mindlessly through Facebook and lose track of time. Often our phones show hours upon hours of screen time but we can’t give fifteen minutes to spend time in His Word. The world is busy, schedules full, but are you demonstrating more affection to everything but your God?
Is your Lord “sad for you” today? Does he desire your honest and full love but is only getting a pitiful percentage of that? Has He missed fellowship with you? Make a point to spend some quality time with your God and share how much He means to you! It will do you some good!
Psalm 92:1-2 “It is good to praise the Lord and make music to your name, O most High, to proclaim your love in the morning and your faithfulness at night.”