Monday, August 14, 2006

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.

My daughter, Bonnie, says when she wants me or my wife really badly, "I need you!" . She says it in her most gentle and loving voice with just a hint of a pout. And it makes my heart melt. She usually clings real close and puts here face close into your neck. Ok, maybe she may be a little spoiled but who can resist. She is so sincere and so much needing my attention and love.

Of course my boys do it a little differently. My oldest says he wants us to spend more family time together. My youngest son says he wants to get up in my lap and sit with me. They all need me.

I thought about that last night. 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.

1 comment:

  1. Sid,
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'd be happy to answer any questions you may have about Bethel Seminary. I am in my 4th year of an M.Div with the Greek track and a concentration of Transformational Leadership. This past school year I was president of the Student Senate for the Seminary, and have served in other Senate capacities the previous 2 years. I don't know it all, but I will do my best to answer honestly and openly. You can either post the questions on my blog, or email me if you want to keep things private. You can email me at meichrl AT gmail DOT C O M (sorry for the spam avoidance.

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