When I was little, one of my favorite things in the world – was jumping in a basket of hot laundry (right out of the dryer!). There was nothing like feeling this warmth and smelling the fresh cotton detergent. My mom would wrap me and my sister in thick warm towels – the feeling was sensational.
Even though, I am much older now, thinking on this feeling and remembering the fresh smell still brings a smile to my face. However, knowing that I have a God that wants to envelop me in his warm love daily – makes me smile even more. He longs to cradle us in his deep, welcoming love.
God’s love is that hot, clean towel. It covers us completely – and fills the cups of our hearts to the brim. His everlasting affection makes you feel like a kid again. He is the strong, constant parent overwhelming you in sweet care.
Rest in the fact that God’s affection for you is strong. He will scale walls for you – and break bricks! Zephaniah 3:17 says, “The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.”