"Big or Small, God Cares About It All"
"Do you want me to kiss it and make it better?"
I've heard those words from the lips of countless moms. They're always followed by a nod and the presentation of a bumped head, sore finger or bruised knee. The kiss is bestowed and more often than not the tears magically disappear, the smile returns and the little one is off to another adventure.
The moms in my life have taught me this: No hurt is too small for attention or affection. And I believe that reflects the heart of our God. He is the "God of all comfort who comforts us in all our troubles" (2 Corinthians 1:3). There's no disclaimer. No exceptions. No fine print at the end of the sentence.
That's hard for me to grasp sometimes. I don't have trouble bringing God the huge tragedies. But the bumps, scrapes and bruises of everyday life are trickier. I tend to think, "This isn't important enough for God's attention. He has bigger things to worry about than my little pain."
But in those moments, I'm forgetting God has limitless resources. Unlike us, He doesn't have to manage His time or energy. He never grows tired and He has all of eternity. Our needs can't diminish Him in any way.
I'm also forgetting how much I'm loved. Those moms aren't kissing boo-boos because someone is forcing them to do so. They're comforting their children because they care. And God loves us even more than the best mama.
"Can a mother forget her nursing child? Can she feel no love for the child she has borne? But even if that were possible, I would not forget you!" -- God, Isaiah 49:15
We don't have to deal with life's troubles on our own. With childlike faith we can come to God and simply ask, "Will You love on me and make it better?" No matter the size, situation or circumstances the answer is always a compassionate, affectionate "yes."