“I want to hold you!” is the two year-old’s announcement, indicating that she wants me to pick her up and carry her. And carry her, I do – in my arms to the store and in the yard, in my heart when we are apart, and in my prayers each day – I carry her.
It is not that she cannot walk, but that she loves the closeness. She wants to go where I go and see what I see – she wants the relationship of being with me in all things – you know in all things! All things – like going to the bathroom, playing with my jewelry as I get dressed and taking off with a clickety-clack in my shoes.
She wants to walk in my shoes – Because walking in the shoes of another brings a likeness.
Her love for me, and my love for her, it carries me.
Love does that – Love carries.
The Levites, with poles long, carried the Lord who resided among them in a box of Acacia wood. Wood cut into pieces from a tree of origin and hammered together again. Covered in Gold fit for The King. They carried the God of Spirit around. Why does a spirit need to be carried?
He wanted them to carry the place of His presence, so that they would know that it was God among them, who really carried them.
“Carry the Ark of Covenant into the rushing water” God instructs to Joshua, and then God carried those with whom He dwelt, safely across the river.
I asked Christ into my heart when I was young. I asked Him to come in, when I was young and the heart was new and unscathed by life. He stays to this day, even though now my heart is storm-tattered, and war-ravaged – He stays.
I carry Christ around in my heart where ever I go – But it is He who really carries me. (tweet this)
He resides in me to carry me.
“I want to hold you”, I whisper to God, and then my heart is immediately lifted up and carried in His embrace.
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