For the Visual Learner

"But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us."  Romans 5:8

Are you a visual learner?

I am.  I learn best when I can see something.  I understand best when I can see the concept demonstrated.

Are you like that?

Recently, after praying and asking God to help me visualize my own relationship with Him, He answered that prayer in such a beautiful way.  He placed the visual picture of a child holding tightly around the neck of a father.  It helped me so much by simply reminding me that I am His dearly loved child, and true trust in Him means simply holding tightly, lovingly to my father--with the complete trust of a child--throughout all of life's circumstances.

I love the passages of Scripture that reinforce this visual picture.

Psalm 63:8 says, "I cling to you; your strong right hand holds me securely."

1 John 5:18 tells us, "We know that God’s children do not make a practice of sinning, for God’s Son holds them securely, and the evil one cannot touch them."

Isaiah 40:11 so beautifully states, "He will feed his flock like a shepherd. He will carry the lambs in his arms, holding them close to his heart. He will gently lead the mother sheep with their young."  Stuart Hamblen, 1952

And, 1 Samuel 25:29 comforts us with this beautiful word picture, "Even when you are chased by those who seek to kill you, your life is safe in the care of the Lord your God, secure in his treasure pouch! But the lives of your enemies will disappear like stones shot from a sling!"

Aren't you grateful that God knows and loves us so amazingly, sacrificially and completely?  

Oh, how this rich love begs the same of us in return.

Goodnight, Runners.