My nephew Jeremiah was barely a month old when I had an opportunity to babysit him for the afternoon. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on him for a few hours and kiss on his sweet round cheeks.
If you’ve ever been around a newborn, then you know that they typically only eat and sleep which was just fine with me because I was ready to do some cuddling.
After feeding Jeremiah, he immediately went to sleep on my chest and his soft breathing in and out lulled me into a state of rest. With each sweet snore that he made my soul became more and more still. As I soaked in the moment it reminded me of what it means to truly abide.
Jesus tells us in John 15:9:
“Just as the Father has loved Me, I have also loved you; abide in My love.”
The word “abide” in the original language also carries these definitions: to remain, to dwell, and my personal favorite, to be held.
When you wake each morning take some time to spend with the Lord. As you do, you will feel that love growing stronger with each passing day. Jesus loves you so fully and completely.
Just as Jeremiah was content to be held and loved on by me that afternoon, allow yourself to feel the love of your Savior.