DayBreaks for 8/06/14 – I Just Want to be Close to You
Rather SEVERELY jet-lagged today! New DayBreaks will resume soon!!!!
From the DayBreaks archives:
A four year old girl was overheard whispering into her newborn baby brother’s ear: “Baby,” she whispers, “tell me what God sounds like. I’m starting to forget.”
In another story, a little girl was drawing a picture in Sunday school, when her teacher drew near and asked her what she was drawing. “I’m drawing a picture of God,” the little girl replied. “That’s great,” the teacher said, “but no one knows what God looks like.” “They will when I’m finished,” the girl replied.
In his book, Dangerous Wonder, the late Mike Yaconelli retold the story that John Claypool, author of Stories Jesus Still Tells, first told about his daughter, Laura, who eventually died of leukemia. “When she was four, John was attempting to put her to bed one night, but she was like most four-year-olds. To avoid going to bed, Laura took three trips to the bathroom, asked for a drink of water, wanted another story told, needed Dad to put the light on, heard a sound, and so on. John finally took care of his daughter’s needs and went upstairs to write. He was deep into his writing when (if you have children, you know this experience) he could tell Laura was standing at the door of his study, staring at him. He hadn’t seen her or heard anything, he just knew.
“Frustrated, he turned around and said, with a bit of anger in his voice, ‘What do you want me to do, Laura?” Laura sauntered up beside her father, grabbed his arm, and said, ‘Nothing, Daddy, I just want to be close to you.’”
When was the last time you remembered what God sounded like? What was the last time you could picture Him? When was the last time you just longed to be near your Father?
He longs to see you at the doorway.
Copyright by 2014 Galen C. Dalrymple. ><}}}”>
PRAYER: Let our desire to be near You be like that of a child who longs to be held close by a parent! Teach us that we have nothing to fear from the love You have for Your children! In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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