Sunday, April 25, 2010

His Child Fully Known

Her tiny hand tugs on my mine as I am working and pulls me into the family room.  She walks over to the chair with all three of her special blankets and beckons me to sit.   We settle into the recliner, my feet on the footstool, hers on the backrest.  We smile into each other's eyes.  She giggles through "This Little Piggy" and "Where is Baby's Belly Button?"  We swap kisses.  We enjoy the silence just looking at each other.  We memorize faces.  We know each other.

She doesn't doubt that I love her. 
She doesn't wonder if I should be working instead of spending time with her. 
She doesn't worry about the correction she received earlier for climbing up on the table . . . again. 

She just soaks up the love as we sit together.  She's as sure as can be that I am hers and that she was created for me.

"Change and become like little children . . . "  Matthew 18:3

"Now I know in part; then I shall know fully even as I am fully known." 
1 Corinthians 13:12

Today and each day, may you sit with God, Abba Father, with the awareness that you are fully known and fully loved by Him. 

Know and be known.



Megan said...

Thanks for the gentle reminder. How is it, that despite the fact that I lean on His Word, I often forget that I don't need to "prove" myself to him?

Have a great Sunday night!

Liz said...

What a truly insightful and elegantly written post. Thank you for that!

Have a blessed start to your week!

Sena Fontane @Flirting with 30 said...
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Sena Fontane @Flirting with 30 said...

What a beautiful post, I hope to have the same relasionship one day :)

BabyMommaBlog said...

Just beautiful! Great post!

e-Mom said...

Aw, just beautiful! Children like yours are able to trust because you have proved yourself trustworthy to her. A beautiful sight to behold.

Our God is trustworthy too, but so often we doubt. He is patient and long-suffering, waiting for us to crawl into his lap... :~D

La Familia Garcia said...

It is truely amazing what God can teach us as parents as we learn to see things through our childs eyes!

Teresa @ ♥ TOO MANY HEARTBEATS ♥ said...

What a beautiful, beautiful post.

I saw your reply to the thread on Blog Frog, "What is your impression of God?" and it, too, was beautiful so I thought I would come check out your blog. I love it so I just became your newest 'Follower'. I will definitely be back to read more of your great posts. I hope you will visit me, too.

I pray you have a wonderfully blessed week!

Teresa <><

GlowinGirl said...

Being a parent has been such a gift because it does open my eyes to another side of God. I'm so thankful!

partialemptynester said...

Such a beautiful picture of who we are with your post, as usual!

Natalie said...

Well, didn't you just bring me to tears? God delights in us yet I forget this so often. He does love when we sit with Him, doesn't He? What a wonderful analogy.

Natalie at Mommy on Fire

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