My wife and I recently had our first child. She’s 10 months old and it’s fascinating to watch her learn. I see a lot of parallels between our child growing up and my relationship with God. I believe that God gives us animals, kids and relationships in general to learn what our relationship with Him should be like.
Recently, my daughter learned to say “Da-Da”, and even more recently she has associated that word with me. It seems regardless of how busy I am or what I’m doing, when I hear that sweet little girl say “Da-Da” and reach up for me everything else seems to no longer matter. I simply turn my attention to her, reach down, pick her up and focus my attention on her.
I believe God is just like this. He longs to hear us call His name, and when we do He is anxious to lift us up and give us His attention.
As a man, it’s sometimes hard to believe that God has time for my trivial needs. However, as a father, it’s so easy to see how every time my daughter longs for me is a time I want to reach down and grab her. Why would I expect God to be any different with me?
What lessons have you learned from your relationships?