I watch them playing and am reminded of something one of our close friends, who is also a parent, explained to us before we had children, “It’s like having your heart grow legs and walk around outside of your body.” Their description is the closest anyone’s ever come to describing how we feel about our two little ones. When I look in their direction it is as if my heart had leaped out of my chest and was trying to play with the stuffed toys, or curl up in a blanket, or chase after it’s shadow, or ask for more milk.
Our loyalty is divided. We must reposition ourselves into a posture of gratitude to accept His gift of grace. Just as I want to hold my baby boys close to me; God wants to hold you close to his heart. Draw close to him – confess your distance, ask to be near him, praise his Holy name, and pray for his presence.