I want to hold you, Lord

I Want to Hold You, Lord

“O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you;
    my soul thirsts for you;
my flesh faints for you,
    as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.
So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary,
    beholding your power and glory.
Because your steadfast love is better than life,
    my lips will praise you.
 So I will bless you as long as I live;
    in your name I will lift up my hands.

 My soul will be satisfied as with fat and rich food,
    and my mouth will praise you with joyful lips…” (Psalm 63:1-5)

Don’t you just love it when a young child gives you something profound to think about?

With raised arms and “I want to hold you” is how Brandon (my three-year-old grandson) lets you know he wants you to pick him up.

That phrase stuck with me, and I have been stirring it around in my “cup” for a while. (See my previous posts here,  here, and here for more information about the “cup.”) How does a young child hold an adult? It takes the adult to hold the child in order for the child to hold the adult.

Did you get that?

Think about it. A young child’s ability to lovingly hold an adult is dependent upon the adult holding the child.

I love it when Brandon wants to hold me!

I have been telling the Lord that I want to “hold” Him. He is definitely the “adult” in our relationship — I am His child. “I want to hold you, Lord” is my expressed desire to be very aware of His presence — to sense His comfort and peace.

Though I know He is always with me, “I want to hold You, Lord” raises my heart to Him, to “hold” what He desires for me. How can my heart swell with such desire for Him if I am “holding” something else? How do I find the strength and courage I need if I can’t “wrap my arms around” the Supplier of that strength and courage?

I must reach for my Lord and say:  “I want to hold you, Lord!”

I want to hold You, Lord
Great God that I adore
I want to hold You, Lord
To know You even more

I want to hold You, Lord
I’m feeling tired and worn
I want to hold You, Lord
When trouble seems the norm

I want to hold You, Lord
To praise You every morn
I want to hold You, Lord
To love You even more

(Dodie Largent, 2014)

The Glory of God changes everything


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