Sunday, January 20, 2013
I delight in you (Isaiah 62:4). You know how you feel when you see a glorious sunset? That's how I feel when My eyes meet yours. Everything about you pleases Me. No matter what happens, I am blessed to call you My own, My little one. Yet you worry so much. You step just a centimeter out of line and think that your whole world is crumbling. What you must realize is that simply "your desire to please Me does in fact please Me" (Thomas Merton, "Thoughts in Solitude"). You are trying to please Me, and that's all I ask of you. I do not expect perfection from My children. My little one, all I want for you is to make your home in My arms. All I am is yours. Everything I have, everything I am, I want to give to you.
So why do you run? Why do you insist on finding your own way? Even when you are walking along the path of My Way, you still do not trust. I'm here, My child. What have you to fear? I am for you; who can be against you (Romans 8:31)? When you wake up in the morning, you start your day with fear. Fear you carry with you as you walk from class to class, as you drive to work. And fear you hold tight when you fall asleep after a hard day's work. Yet there I am, waiting for you. Waiting for you to notice Me.
I wait for you all the day long. You want to be wanted; I want you. You want to be chased; I chase you. You want to be loved, just once, just for a second; I have loved you with an everlasting love (Jeremiah 31:3). My child, open those eyes I have given you. Seek Me, and you will find Me (Jeremiah 29:13). I'm here. I've been here this whole time. When you took your first step, I was there, holding your tiny hand. When you moved to a new town, I was there, driving the car. When you experienced your first rejection, I was there, wiping your tears.
My child, I want you to remember why you are here. You are not here to waste a single moment. Everything I have given you is precious. Everything has meaning - a value beyond compare. Don't waste your life wandering in worry and fear. You are not made for those things. If you only knew how much I have in store for you. The plan is only beginning to unfold. Just don't let go of My hand. Please don't let go of My hand. Not like last time. You learned your lesson; don't do it again. Apart from Me, you can do nothing (John 15:5). All you have to do is follow in My footsteps. I will carry you along the way. Trust Me. Know that I will make all things work together for your good, simply because I love you (Romans 8:28).
My child, my little one, hold on tight. My hand will be there to guide you, My arms to hold you. In sickness and in health, in good times and in bad, in joy as well as in sorrow, I am holding you. My hands are holding you. I long for you to fall deeper in love with Me. I have sent My angels to guide you, to teach you how to follow Me. Listen to them. Do not be afraid. I am with you.
My Child, take My hand. Take My hand. I am here, and always will I be.