She walked over to where they routinely began their playtime, crouched down, almost eye level with her little Toy Terrier, Aniesi, who was already in position, watching the ball that was in her hand…and waiting.
Thanks for joining us for Wednesday’s Word with Kim-Evinda and Trench Classes United.
This is one of my favorite parts of the day, playtime with Aniesi. It almost always amazes me how something that weighs a whopping seven pounds has the power to pull me out of stress in exchange for the ability to play and giggle.
Aniesi crouched down, waiting for me to throw the ball. When I did, I got into my semi-bridge position while Aniesi ran after it. I watched her run all the way into the T.V. room, and back with the ball in her mouth, running under me (the bridge) and back thru to safety.
She laid down with the ball in mouth, and as she did, I relaxed my bridge position and tucked myself over her, drawing her in, giving her kisses. And as she nibbled on her little ball, I was filled with this overwhelming and overflowing love and sense of fierce protection – I mean I love my little fur-baby, but this was such an intense amount of love and protection, more than I’d ever experienced before. And that’s when I heard it, His voice…
This is how I feel when you draw near to Me.
Wow, that word was so for me, especially considering the last couple of weeks which had become more of a juggling act than I liked.
Tears of gratitude trickled down my face as I allowed His message to sink into my soul. The truth of God really loving me so intensely and protectively had made the 12-inch leap from head to heart in such a powerful and personal way. My Abba was not only relating to me, but He was relating with me.
The picture of me drawing Aniesi to me, encasing her little seven-pound frame into me with a gentle but fierce sense of protection, and the overwhelming love that filled my heart and spilled over onto her is symbolic: This is what our Heavenly Father feels when we make that first step to invite Him in…into whatever -- our day, our circumstance, our thoughts, our attitudes and actions – He loves to love us. It’s not a chore; it never changes; it never lies, steals. It is purely and simply unconditional love.
Can I encourage you…draw near to Him (James 4:8) for when we make the first step towards Him, His unrelenting love and protection will draw us into Him.
In His unrelenting love