The Lord appeared to us in the past, saying: “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness. Jeremiah 31:3
I am just saying that I am in love with my kids. My daughter and my son are really amazing persons. Yes, they are adults with children of their own. And, yes, I am a proud and completely biased parent. I see my kids in a light that no one, save their mother, whom I also love, can see them. Except their spouses I guess. They love my kids too.
I am blessed to have daily interaction with my kids. We text, call, email, share articles, compete on exercise challenges, and generally have fun with one another. I am completely blessed.
I think that is what God wants from his kids, that is -us. He wants regular interaction and communication with us. He wants to know what we want and need. He wants to be part of our daily life.
I believe God also thinks that we are amazing. We do not always feel that way, and indeed, we do not always act that way. Yet God has this father type love for us that transcends our puny abilities to live up to it.
Children always want the approval and affirmation of their parents. Even when we are adults, even as older adults, there is this thing of needing and striving for that approval. I see this in clients who have striven for years to gain an approval which seems to be elusive. Sometimes, this gets in the way of seeing God as one who loves them unconditionally. That is sad. Indeed, some people have been alienated from their parents for various reasons. Yet, there is hope for a parent relationship which can transcend family of origin relationships.
I trust that if you have children, you want a regular and meaningful communication with them. God wants that too. Prayer is simply that regular communication with him- the one who loves you more than you know.
So, call on Dad regularly, he wants to hear from you.
Prayer: Father, thank you for loving us as a father in such a special way, Amen.