Best Embrace

hug from grandma

I know that during corporate worship we are supposed to focus on God, but last Sunday I couldn’t keep from observing a sub-plot that was unfolding in the congregation.

A teenage girl came in after we had begun singing. As she made her way toward her grandmother, I decided to notice the look on grandma’s face when she suddenly came face-to-face with her granddaughter. Needless to say, grandma’s face lit up with joy as she welcomed her granddaughter. She put her arm around her as she encouraged her to join in the worship.

It just so happened that we were singing a song that has this line—“Nothing compares to your (God’s) embrace.”

Hugs from grandma are special. There’s no doubt about that.

But hugs from God are even better!

Let your heavenly Father embrace you today.

“How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!…”–1 John 3:1.

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