Have you ever felt like you were caught up in a whirlwind? Do you long for a place where you can go to throw away all your cares? Do you hunger for a time when you can just be you? If you answered “yes” to all three questions, then join me at my Father’s feet. It’s a place where you can come just as you are–weary, worn and empty. It’s a place where you can lay your head on Father’s chest and hear him whisper words of hope, words of peace, words of affirmation. Hear Him say, “You are mine. I have loved you with an everlasting love. I accept you just as you are. There’s room for you. No one can take your place. I have a special place reserved for you. Lay your head on my shoulder. Hear my heart beat for you. Come into my presence. Lay aside everything you’ve heard about me and let me show you who I am. I see the longing of your heart. I know your insecurities. They do not intimidate me. I love you. I miss my time with you. Those special moments. I’m still here. Waiting. Longing. Loving. Accepting. Renewing.”
Remember the simple song you used to sing when you were a little girl or little boy: “Yes, Jesus loves me. Yes, Jesus loves me. Yes, Jesus loves me, for the bible tells me so.” Come as a little child, with wonder, with expectation, with eyes wide open. Offer a kiss to Father, come as you are. There’s a special place for you. You are the apple of His eye.
Sometimes I find myself seeing Him through the eyes of others and I sink under the weight of false expectations. Then I stop and say, “I’m my beloved’s and He is mine. His banner over me is love.” If you’ve been going through a time of struggle, know that you’re coming out stronger, wiser, flying, soaring to new heights. Your time in the cocoon is preparation for your next place. While you’re there, sit at Father’s feet. There He tells you and me who we are in Him. He covers us with His feathers and heals us with His love. His grace is sufficient. Come, find rest at the Father’s feet.