Addy hurt her toe. Her tears and cries became stronger as mom came to see. Addy was sitting on the driveway. Mom runs up. Cries and tears were even stronger until Mom knelt down eye to eye with Addy, murmured soothing words, patted the toe, and said, “Are you okay now?” Addy nodded a yes.
You see Addy wanted a “face to face” healing moment with Mom. All Moms know how to “kiss it and make it better.” If “kiss it and make it better” doesn’t work, then “band-aid it and make it better” will. 😀
Moms love it. Children love it. Onlookers love it. Everybody, except the child, knows what the magic was.
The magic is in the face to face attention from Mom.
Are you hurting? Seek God’s face. He wouldn’t have told us to seek his face, if he were unwilling to show it. He can be seen in the face of Jesus, the Man who also had hurts. He knows what pain is! Physical and emotional, take it to Jesus.
Jesus said “If you have seen me, you have seen the Father.” John 14:9. And he invites you to run to him. (Matthew 11:28)
In the 27th Psalm, David says, “When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, Lord, will I seek. Hide not thy face far from me; . . . “ (v. 8 & 9).