Total peace. That is what this picture portrays. Yet it was not without a few tears. This is little Roman – the newest member of our family. Just minutes before capturing this picture, this grandma was bouncing and rocking for quite some time in an effort to quite the tears. Why? He instinctively knew I wasn’t Mom.
Even at 11 days old, he knew. For 9 months his life blood came strictly from her. Even in the womb, he heard her heartbeat and voice, felt her emotional ups and downs. They walked together as two people but completely one as well. Until birth separated him from her womb. And now if he is not in her arms, he misses that oneness with the one who travailed to bring him life. And he knows who still gives him daily nourishment.
Such a picture of what our spiritual lives should be!
Do I miss being with Him when time or events pull me away? Am I able to hear His voice even in the midst of the noise of a crowd? Do I still recognize who is the only One that can bring lasting peace and comfort? Do I remember the emotions He and I have shared through difficult times? He is to be my daily nourishment!
Consider again that oneness of a mom and the baby in her womb. She feels every move that child makes. She realizes that everything she eats effects another life that depends on her. Every emotion she has, that child is aware of. Wherever mom goes, the child is carried there as well.
Imagine that type of oneness with God. He knows every thought we have. He feels every emotion and experience we walk through. And for us…….that oneness would mean knowing His voice. Feeling His love, anger, disappointment. When He rejoices, we know. When He cries for a lost soul, we know. And the path He chooses to take in order reach out to someone, we are with Him…… because He is carrying us.
Shouldn’t it be like that? Psalm 139 tells us that He was with us even while we were in our mother’s womb. During those months, He was designing our every detail. He was always there actively taking part in the development of our being. And when on earth, Christ prayed to His Father asking that we would be one with Them……..as was the original design at creation. Us and Him. Daily conversations. And when something traumatic happens and life seems to thrust us out from that oneness, those are the times we should be seeking that to Hear that Voice above all others.
Search for Him today. He promised that when you do, He will be there.
Jeremiah 29:13 “You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.”