For most of my life I have said "God is Love," yet the image I've held of Him has been anything BUT Love! But He impressed on me so much this past year that He is love, real love, unconditional love..and He impressed on me what that really means..not through words or books or teachings but just through experiencing Him as Pure Love in my time of need!
And the God I experienced is noone to be afraid of at all..He is a
Love that is so all-embracing, so warm and friendly, so joyous and
strong and good..a Love that sees us all as perfect, just like a proud
parent with a little child!
We are His little babes and He wouldn't let
anything harm us or keep us from His embrace..and He wouldn't do
anything to hurt us in any way..He never has a 'mean face' towards
us..never has an unkind word..He takes care of us and always will..He
will always hold us, always keep us safe, always carry us, always make
sure we are warm, happy, and contented in His house..no matter what!
Little children mess up all the time - so what? The best parent
understands that child, their limited understanding, their times of
hunger, tiredness, and pain and how all that affects the child's mood
and actions. Parents understand that little children need understanding
and compassion, and that hugs and acceptance are the most powerful
things of all..
And no matter what the child does, that good parent will
never disown the child, never throw that little one out in the cold,
never turn away from that baby! Just imagining a little helpless
toddler or baby left out in a cold, snowy alley-way makes me feel so
awful, for it's against the basic parental instinct of "protection and
care for the baby at all costs!" And if I, a simple human mother, could
feel that way, imagine how much more strongly that parental instinct
runs through the veins of our Perfect Heavenly Dad!
He sees us all as
His little ones, babies in His lap, and He is protecting us at all
costs! There never was a question of being in true danger IN ANY WAY!
He has always had us safe in His arms and always will! Daddy's got us
and we're safe forever..forever and ever! There has never been a
question of 'going' any other place but into His arms forever - in fact, when I think about it I see that we've never been any other place and there's no other place we COULD be at all, for this whole universe rests in His arms! There is no other place to be but in His arms..how safe we all are! I really
see that now!
It makes so much sense for me just to see God as the Best
Parent and see that is what any parent would want and do for their
child..to hold that child safe forever...and that nothing the child did could ever change that...so how MUCH MORE will God do for us, His offspring..'for we are
all His offspring!'