She is rather insecure though; this morning during my morning reading, she seemed hesitant to approach me even when I called to her. I finally got down on the floor and picked her up and spoke to her with what I hoped was an encouraging tone of voice. She did seem to relax for a time, but soon wanted down and walked some distance away to lay down.
Isn't this a picture of our relationship with God? We too are damaged goods hesitant, even fearful of approaching the One who loves us more than we’ll ever understand in this life; He loves us and wants us to be with Him now and forever but we hesitate, flinching back from His embrace as though He were going to strike us.
We all are damaged goods, broken by decisions made by our far distant ancestors Adam and Eve when they chose the appeal of Lucifer’s lure over the promises of God; we all too frequently replicate that decision, turning from the God who loves us to embrace the dubious comfort of the world and its pleasures. Why do we flee from the One who has demonstrated His love unequivocally?
I have hopes that one day C.J. will accept my love for her; God as well seeks the day when we clearly embrace His love and will continue to reach out to us even more than I seek to demonstrate my care for C.J.