He jumped off the bus and saw him in the distance by our mailbox.
My Dad was waiting for my youngest to get home from school.
As soon as Dan got a glimpse of Pappy, he took off like a shot.
Gratefully, my phone was handy and I was able to capture the moment he ran into his arms.
It was a treasured moment.
I don’t know if something happened in school that day or if it was just the excitement of someone waiting for him.
But whatever the circumstance, my son knew that he had a safe place to land in my father’s arms.
Do you ever feel that sense of wanting just to land safely in the arms of someone who loves you?
Maybe you have had a bad day.
Maybe there has been pain and heartbreak in your life.
Maybe it is just the comfort of knowing there is someone out there waiting for you who cares.
We have a heavenly Father who cares so deeply for His children.
God waits for us to reach out to Him.
He wants to comfort us on our sad days.
He wants to rejoice with us on our good days.
Our heavenly Father simply wants to be in our presence to let us know how much He cares.
“The LORD waits for you to come to him so he can show you his love and compassion. For the LORD is a faithful God. Blessed are those who wait for him to help them” Isaiah 30:18
With all of the changes swirling around us today, I am in desperate need of knowing that I can run into the arms of someone who cares.
Run into His arms today, friends.
He is waiting for you.
“Those who live in the shelter of the Most High
will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
This I declare about the Lord:
He alone is my refuge, my place of safety;
He is my God, and I trust Him.
For He will rescue you from every trap
and protect you from deadly disease.
He will cover you with His feathers.
He will shelter you with His wings.
His faithful promises are your armor and protection.
Do not be afraid of the terrors of the night,
nor the arrow that flies in the day.
Do not dread the disease that stalks in darkness,
nor the disaster that strikes at midday.” Psalm 91 :1-6 NLT