Wisdom for Wives

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Hide-the-Word Wednesday: Like a Child

on May 20, 2015

My daughters participate in gymnastics together, and this past weekend they got to show off some of their tumbling skills at a gymnastics competition. Saturday morning I took the girls to the gym, and after they registered and started their warm-ups, I looked for a place to sit. My husband and two sons, who were at another event, would join us later. Eventually, I found two seats together in the last row of folding chairs. When the guys arrived, the boys came towards me to sit down while my husband joined other spectators who had to stand. My older son took the seat next to me, and the 4-year-old followed behind him. Even though there was no longer an empty seat, my little guy kept coming without hesitation, because he knew he would be welcome on my lap. And he was right! Come to think of it, he always assumes that he’s welcome on my lap, as I’m sure his older siblings did when they were that age. I don’t recall being asked by any of my 4-year-olds whether they could sit on my lap, climb on my back, crawl into my bed, grab my hand, or exercise any other right and privilege of being my son or daughter.

That’s how our approach to our Heavenly Dad should be, isn’t it? Confident, and without hesitation. He always has room on His lap for us! We need never hesitate to seek His shoulders to cry on, His ears to listen, His hands to hold us. He always has time for His children.

Do you view God as your Heavenly Dad?


10 responses to “Hide-the-Word Wednesday: Like a Child

  1. Jené A. Carter says:


  2. Cheryl Smith says:

    This is a beautiful post. I love the analogy, and it is so true, that as Moms we would never think of making our children unwelcome in our laps or arms. We would drop everything to make sure they always feel that welcoming love and acceptance and to make them see that they never need to even ask. I wish I could see the dear Lord more in this light. Due to being brought up in a very legalistic church world, I am only in the last few years really understanding the true meaning of grace and how much God loves me as His daughter. In theory, I know this, but the reality of it all has been so lost to me for so many years of my life. I appreciated your words so much and thank you for sharing what God has placed upon your heart!

  3. Oh, this makes me nostalgic about my own little guys sitting in my lap!

  4. time2refuel says:

    If only to crawl up onto the lap of my Father to have Him comfort any fears or hurts away. That is definitely what I need. Thanks so much for your encouraging words that served to remind me of this great privilege.

  5. Holly says:

    Beautiful post! Thank you so much for sharing at Waiting on…Wednesday!

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