I Need You

Being a parent has taught me more about God than anything that I have ever experienced in my life. The fact that the Bible says we can call God, Abba Father – Romans 8:15 and Galatians 4:6, means that we should see parallels between us and God and us and our children.

When my daughter, Bonnie, was little when she wanted me or my wife really badly she would say, “I need you!” . She said it in her most gentle and loving voice with just a hint of a pout. And it made my heart melt. She would cling really close and put here face close into my neck. Ok, maybe she was a little spoiled but who could resist. She was so sincere and so much needed my attention and love.

Of course my boys did it a little differently as little boys. My oldest would say that he wanted us to spend more family time together. (He still does that) My youngest son would get up in my lap and sit with me. (We still sit together a lot) They all needed me.

I’ve been thinking about that lately. I don’t often enough come to God, my Father, and simply say, “I need you!” I don’t bury my face in Him and cling to Him, and I know that he wants that.

I challenge us all today to take some time and sit with God to say “I need you!”.  Then sit with him for a while and talk to him.

He is waiting!

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