I guess I was feeling a bit nostalgic tonight and wanted to touch base with my mother again. You know how children do that? Oftentimes when they are out playing in the yard, sometimes they will just run back in the house to "touch base" with Mom. Perhaps needing a little word of comfort for a "boo-boo", or to gift her with a handful of dandelions or other lovely weeds, or to ask for a drink of water or a snack. Maybe they just feel the need for a hug or some reassurance that everything is okay...and then they are off and running again until the next moment they feel like Mama is a little too far away and they need to touch base once again.
That's how I was feeling. I wanted to run into my Mama's arms and give her a hug and feel her arms around me again. I wanted to hear her voice calling my name...telling me it's time to come in and get cleaned up for supper. If I ignored her the first or second time she called, I could always expect her to call me by all three names, "Pamela Anne Mursch, get in this house right now!" Then I knew I'd better get going or I'd find myself in trouble for certain!
I find myself also longing to hear my Father's voice...yes, of course my earthly father, whom I miss greatly since he left this world for heaven too...but in this case, it is my heavenly Father's voice that I am longing to hear. I find that I often need to "touch base" with Him as well...to run back inside His arms and feel His loving embrace and hear His words of comfort and reassurance that everything is going to be okay. I sometimes literally run into His presence and want to show Him my "boo-boos", and ask Him to make them go away. Sometimes He does just that...He binds up my wounds and takes away my scars so that I don't have to be ashamed of them anymore.
Then again, there are times that He says, "My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness." (2 Corinthians 12:9) and He gives me the strength I need to carry on and keep going in spite of my "boo-boos".
I am looking forward to the day when I will hear Jesus call my name...when He will say to me,