I took this photograph while out with my family and friends in one of my favourite places, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. I caught a moment when my daughter took comfort from her father’s presence. She was looking for acorns. The ground she was walking on was uneven and there were probably more strangers lurking around than she would have liked.
There is something about leaning into the Father. Holding his hand while the ground is uneven and possibly even shaky. There is a comfort in leaning into His presence even while we are actively engaged in something else. Knowing that He is right alongside us while we are busy looking for our own acorns. We are so often told to look at Jesus and this is so very valid. However, I find it hard to focus on more than one thing at the same time. It helps me to be aware of His presence, His guidance, His comfort and maybe even His voice while I am busy living the life that He has called me to live.
I know that he takes delight in my discoveries. I know that He is right beside me making sure I don’t slip or fall. Sometimes I can’t stare fully into his face, but I can stretch up and take His hand while I go about looking for acorns.