Sometimes, a picture can speak to places so deep in our hearts that too many words might just get in the way.
This postcard is one of my all-time favourites.
I’ve been saving it – but I’m posting it now as a testimony to what God has been doing in my heart lately. I’ve ‘known’ this a long time… finally I’m starting to ‘get’ it.
If you too, have ever struggled to call your Heavenly Father ‘Abba’ or ‘Daddy’, to accept his unconditional love and embrace, then maybe you should spend some time with this picture this week, asking him to take the truth it represents and write it deep into your heart.
My child when your heart is hurt don't turn your face away when your soul is bruised don't break away and run when all you have to bring is shame don't find a place to hide turn to me, run to me, dive into my embrace and find your rest in your Father's arms
For your Journal:
Take a while to look at this picture and write down what you feel God is saying to you through it. Have a go at writing your own poem, or write a letter back to God to capture what it means to you to be this child; to be welcomed and embraced by your ‘Abba’, to be unconditionally loved.