We arrive at the grocery store and she gets out and walks to the back of the car, I lock the car and walk to the back to meet her. Hands tucked in her hoody I put my hand on her back, squeeze her and kiss her on the top of her full head of hair. She leans into me and its a moment when I think don't ever grow up!
She removes her hand from her hoody, without much thought and placed it in mine. I noticed in the moment how it fit just right. And it felt perfectly placed and how warm my heart that my nine year old is not too big to hold her momma's hand. I smiled : )
As we walked through the doors, I suspected she'd let go and move forward through the door. Nope. She held on and off we went. I kept thinking to myself "how nice" and how comforting it is to have her hand right there inside mine. Not that she would be running off or that I had anything to worry about, but having her hand in mine, went to a place in my heart that moved me. Perhaps it was earlier in the day having read "keep your hand in mine" in a devotion. And again this morning it is before me "I am holding you by your right hand. I guide you with my counsel, and afterword I will take you into Glory". ohhh how sweet the thought of my simple pleasure with my daughter, knowing God is feeling much the same for me.
I would suspect that much like my momma heart, He is relishing my desire to lean into Him, to trust Him in His leading, to want to be near to Him. Ohhh thank you Jesus for the reminder how sweet it is when our children come to us with their childlike hearts and want to be close and lean into us for comfort, reassurance, and guidance. A nice reminder this morning, to be childlike. Don't question everything, trust it. Don't pull away, draw closer. "The Lord your God is with you, He is might to save. He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing" Zephaniah 3:17
This morning as I finish up my devotions a bit early, I have this great desire to just snuggle into my girl to hold her and love her.... oh the precious little blessing, she has no idea as she lie there sleeping how much her momma loves, adores and cherishes her. Or how grateful I am for her being the vessel for a wonderful message, HE IS HOLDING ME BY MY RIGHT HAND.... he will guide me with His counsel and afterword He will take me into Glory... HIS GLORY! HIS WILL! MY HEART <3