Dear friends meet my grand girl. She was born Sept. 20th at 8:05AM after a long, hard labor. Her name is Aviah (God is my Father) Eden (Delight)… She is absolutely beautiful. We are in love.
A picture is worth a thousand words. This one shouts to places down deep in my soul. “Papa” (my husband) is holding Avi. He holds her close to his chest, making sure that she is safe and secure. She has no fear, or worries. There is nothing to be anxious about. She pays no mind to the struggles or cares of the world. She has fought through much to be here. She has come to this place to be held by strong arms that care deeply for her, so deeply that they would lay down their life to protect her. In the stillness she rests for she is aware that she is being held safe in her Papa’s arms.
It is where the rubber meets the road in the world with my own Papa God. His arms hold me tight, so tight that nothing can take me down. Anything that might attempt to will meet up with Him. He will move heaven and earth to keep me safe in His embrace. He lays down His life for my own. He holds me close to His chest, his heart beat soothing the worries and cares of this world.
I am His delight, just as sweet Avi is David’s. One day she will know it full well. But for now she rests, just being held letting life unfold before her.
This is the sweet spot in this walk with my God. It’s where the cares and worries of this world lose their power to steal my joy. It’s the “be still and know I am God” place where He becomes the strength in my weakness.
The more I am held, the more I am aware of how truly He carries me. I want to be like my sweet grand girl. I want to be carried by God alone. I want to rest in the stillness of His embrace, knowing the sheer delight that fills His soul… I am loved…deeply loved
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