Writing Every Day for Thirty-One Days
Encountering Abba’s Heart
Day 17: Offer
Little girl woke up one morning tossing and turning. She dreamt that she had to leave Abba’s house. She awoke filled with fear, wondering what was true.
She ran to find Abba. He was sitting outside watching the sunrise over those hills He remembered so well. He heard little girl steadily approaching. He waited for her to jump into his lap like she did every morning.
She got to him and she stopped short. She stared at the ground beneath her feet. She wouldn’t look up. This saddened Abba’s heart. He quickly got on his knees, picked her up and lifted her eyes to look right into his.
Little girl tried to look away because she felt sadness and then shame at the idea of having to leave. Abba moved her gaze back to his eyes filled with love for her.
“Little girl, I have an offer for you. How about you give me your sadness today and I’ll give you my joy.”
“But do I have to leave?” little girl whispered.
“NEVER,” Abba exclaimed with boldness, “You never have to leave. You are mine forever! I adopted you forever.”
The sadness little girl had been cloaked in lifted and she remembered the day of her adoption and she believed Abba.