Daily Delight

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

I often picture myself as a toddler. I'm on one end of the room with my heavenly king patiently waiting on the other. I get up off my hands and knees, take a couple staggering steps forward, then collapse. I try again. Both soles now firmly placed on the ground, one step, I'm back to the floor. The weight is heavy. 

As I look up I see Jesus sitting at the right hand of the father and this is what He so sweetly speaks to me:

"My child, don't you understand?

I lived the perfect life you could never live and then died the death you so rightfully deserve. I was stripped and received the 40 lashes minus one. I wore the crown of thorns and willingly walked up to Golgotha bearing the weight of the wooden beams. My hands and feet were then nailed to the tree and my body hung there. All for what? For you, my child. Every past, present, and future sin was nailed to that tree with me. But it didn't end there, no. In actuality it didn't begin till three days later. For on that third day I said goodbye to death and hello to a resurrected life! I rose from the grave! 
Don't you remember?

Now here we are facing each other across the room and you're still trying to hold the trash I took from you 2,000 years ago.

Put down your trash. Isn't it smelly anyway?

Lay it down and come to me. I know you're just a toddler. I know you're going to stumble along the way. But that is why I am here. I already took that trash. Now let my resurrected life carry you to our father. 

I am waiting, my child. Come to me."

{photo: @thisverygarden}

About the Author

Emily Watson≫ ≫Emily is a student at Oklahoma State University eagerly seeking the Creator and Savior of her soul. She is an avid lover of mornings, the golden hour, fresh flowers, coffee with cream, books, and quality time. You will often find her with a camera around her neck and a willingness to engage with others. The Lord continues to show her more and more of His glory and grace through the man made lens, which then spurs on her writing. You can see more of Emily’s photography and devotional writings at ewatsphotography.com.


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