Am remembering a story I heard from a man named John who shared a memory from his childhood. His Daddy was a very important businessman in town, a banker, yet he was always welcome in his Daddy’s office. He had recently learned to ride his new bike, and one day he decided to ride his bike into town to his Dad’s office; once there he was allowed to walk right in even though His Dad was in the middle of a meeting with two other men. When he walked into that office, his Dad called out “Johnny”, then held his arms out and Johnny ran into them. His Dad lifted him up to his lap and gave him a big hug. “Did you need something, son?” Johnny replied, “I just needed a hug Daddy”. “Oh my son”, Daddy said, “sometimes I need a hug too. And you are the best hugger I know” “Yes Daddy", said Johnny, "we are the best huggers!” One more hug then Johnny climbed down off Daddy’s lap. “See you at home Daddy.” “Good bye son.” Johnny never doubted the love of his father, never believed he was less important than anything else. My heavenly Father is like that too. I can always go into His throne room for a hug or a question. I am so important to my Abba, nothing is more important than I am to Him. You see, my Daddy loves me that much too. He is never too busy for me and He’s also a good hugger. It is such a joy to know that this intimate relationship with my Abba is His choice. I am loved with such a complete love. Being in His Presence surrounded by that pure love brings security and strength into my life!
I press into His love. Jesus You came to live upon this earth to teach us about Your Father and who He is so we can have this intimate relationship with Him. And You came to unchain us from the enemy’s clutches; we were slaves to sin, but You chose to die a torturous death to pay off our sin debt and free us. You bought us freedom; we are free to choose You to come live in our hearts and change our very nature; we actually become children of a loving Father with His DNA. The devil hates it when we realize the truth and choose You, because he loses us to his cause of hatred and deceit; he no longer owns us.
Breathe in the pure air of freedom in Jesus Christ! He is the answer to every problem situation, to every difficult circumstance. He loves us and invites us. Will you respond? Will you choose life?