I Just Want a Hug

There are very few things more fulfilling than a hug from my tiny princess Jolena. She came to visit me at the office today (thanks Jessica, you’re the best!) and my appeal, “I just want a hug,” was met by scampering little feet and a full body lunge into my open arms. There are few things that reset your mood like your baby responding to your call for affection.

But what happens when your baby walks away, or folds her arms and stomps off, or worse yet ignores you completely? You go after her, right? Of course, but for how long? How many rejections before you back off? I tend to back off quickly and then wait for another opportune moment to reestablish relationship. She’ll never be far from my love, and the moment she’s ready to come back and respond to my call for affection I’ll welcome her.

God has overtured to you in your heart, through the people around you, through His creation, in circumstances over and over again. You have responded. But what happens when you ignore Him once and then again. He won’t badger you, but He’s still waiting for that OPPORTUNE MOMENT to reconnect with you, reestablish His hope in your life, and His voice in your spirit. That opportune moment is right now! Respond to God’s call. Turn your attention and affection toward Him. His hug is waiting and so is life fulfilled and in wonderful relationship with Him.

Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.” (Rev. 3:20 NIV)

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