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Signposts: Daily Devotions

Written by Renée Miller

Monday, June 1

I have loved you with an everlasting love.
—Jeremiah 31:3

A friend recently commented that children don't have any difficulty
receiving love. "In fact,"he said, "They often demand it." Yet, as we
grow and mature it seems that our ability to feel and act "lovable"

It is as if we build a protective wall around ourselves because we have been hurt or disappointed by love. The wall may serve as
a barrier against pain and betrayal, but it is also an obstacle to the
movement of warmth and belonging that taps at the edge of our being hoping for entrance.

Children, on the other hand, have heard the tapping and have flung open the doors. When love sashays through, their eyes light up, they reach up their arms, and smiles of pure enjoyment spread across their faces.

Imagine how we might understand ourselves differently if we acted as if we were lovable— so  lovable that God wants to love us forever.  It might feel like Spring had just burst into dark Winter. It might feel like cool water on a hot summer day. It might feel like heaven had touched our feet. We might find our souls plumping up and our arms reaching high.

Gracious God, when my heart closes for fear, open my soul with the touch of your love.