Encountering Abba’s Heart
Little girl really enjoyed Abba. She enjoyed being with him, going on adventures with him and simply hearing the sound of his voice every day. Little girl couldn’t be happier.
Abba had adopted little girl some time ago and she was so surprised at how much he loved her. She didn’t quite know what to do with it some days. She wasn’t used to the kindness of a father. Her experiences with fathers in the past had mostly brought disappoint and fear.
Little girl hadn’t experienced love like Abba’s love before. It was as if little girl didn’t have to do anything to make Abba love her. He just loved her because she was his little girl. She had always hoped for this but she sometimes wondered if it was real.
Little girl had been told she needed to be good and then she would be accepted and adopted. She always tried to be good but she went years without being adopted, until Abba came and got her.
Little girl wondered if she needed to try to be perfect in order for Abba to continue to love her and keep her.
All of these things were rolling around in her heart. “Little girl, did you know that I love you just because you were born? Did you know you can’t do anything to make me love you more, and you can’t do anything to make me love you less?”
Abba’s words startled little girl. It was as if Abba knew what she was thinking and she wondered if that was okay. Her surprise showed on her face.
“Little girl, you’re a wonderful daughter. Did you know that? I love who you are and who you will become. I just love to be with you every day and watch you learn and grow. You are a delight to my heart and I love you because I love you!”
Just as little girl had been surprised a moment ago, she was caught off guard again by Abba’s words. She began to think about his words and what they meant for her but then she couldn’t help herself. It was as if the words Abba had just spoken took on a life of their own and hit her like a wave and submerged her in the beauty of his love. A huge smile enveloped little girl’s face. She couldn’t contain her joy. She leaned back on Abba’s chest, closed her eyes and just received his wonderful love for her.
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