What’s the first thing a mom says when her child is hurt?
“Come here, let Mommy see. We’ll put a nice band-aid on it.”
Tears streaming down, they run into our arms; we draw them near. We stop the bleeding, kiss the boo-boo, and bandage the wound.
As women, we want to be the band-aid, don’t we? But we’ve got that all wrong.
The band-aid doesn’t comfort the child, but rather the loving words and open arms inviting them to draw near comforts them.
We are not called to be the band-aid, we are called to be the loving arms of safety.
You see, there are times when our arms of safety protect against the hurt, and other times our arms of safety are there to comfort after the hurt. Sound familiar?
God may prevent our hurt, or He may allow it. He invites us to draw near to Him, and He promises to draw near to us. We can run into His loving arms of safety; not only when we are hurting, but always.
Draw near to God and He will draw near to you, and that my friend, is better than a band-aid.