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?