Tonight as I was putting Caden to bed I took some extra time to talk to him about how special he is and how I pray for God to do amazing things in his life. As I finished by telling him how much I loved him he reached out and grabbed my arm. Now, it's not uncommon for Caden to want me to stay with him a few minutes before he falls asleep but I could tell that tonight was different--tonight it was going to take a while. An hour later he fell asleep and I was finally able to get up. He wouldn't let go as long as he was awake. Then, when he had fallen asleep, I attempted multiple times to move his hand but would wake up and grab on again. Often when this happens my mind immediately begins to dwell on all the things that I need to be doing. However, tonight I realized just how awesome it is for your child to simply desire to be in your presence and how amazing it is to feel your child's love for you. The parallel is too obvious not to mention. Just as a child, realizing the depth of a father's love, wants to be in his presence, so it should be between our heavenly Father and us. If we truly realized the depth of His love it seems that we would desire nothing more than to simply be in His presence. Instead we allow our minds to be redirected by the mental clutter that fills our lives. Perhaps I should heed more fully the words of David: “Glory in His holy name; Let the heart of those who seek the Lord be glad. Seek the Lord and His strength; seek His face continually. Remember His wonderful deeds which He has done, His marvels and the judgments from His mouth.” (1 Chr. 16:10-12). How about you?