In the Presence of the Father

We recently had a couple of little visitors stay the night with us. They are the children of some of our good friends. And on occasion, we (the parents) host a sleep over to give the other set of parents a night off. This was actually our first time to host the over-niter.

Our three-year-old, Jaxon, was so excited all day long about their visit. And they played hard the whole time they were here. They ran their little legs off outside and after their baths that night they chattered away until it was time for ‘lights out.’

We had decided to put all three boys in sleeping bags in the play room. They were all piled up with their blankets, stuffed animals and all the necessary supplies to get through the night when all of a sudden Jaxon had a meltdown. He said he was scared and wanted his daddy.

Try as I may, I couldn’t settle him down. There would be no substitute that night for his father.

So Mike came in the room and ā€“ at Jaxon’s request ā€“ lay on the floor with him. Jaxon nuzzled up close and in minutes was sound asleep. For whatever reason, he just wanted to be in the presence of his father.

Aren’t we all a little like that sometimes? There’s nothing that comforts or soothes our souls like being in the presence of our Father. And sometimes try as we may to fill that void with other things, we just can’t be at peace until we are nuzzled up against our Heavenly Father, spending time in His presence and enjoying the comfort of His company.

About Julie Hadden

I'm Julie Hadden and for the past few years I've been on quite journey. My experience on Season 4 of "The Biggest Loser" resulted in a total transfomation in my life. What started out being about what I could "lose" turned more into what I "gained." God revealed great truths to me about the infinite WORTH we all possess in His eyes and I'm passionate about sharing what I learned through this process. View all posts by Julie Hadden

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