In The Presence of my Grandchildren

When I am in the presence of my grandchildren, I no longer fear vulnerability, and I am filled with inexpressible joy…joy beyond anything I have previously experienced.  I am able to be silly and childlike with them as I unashamedly sit in the floor and play with them.   They are all I can think about, and my attention is totally devoted to them.  My heart aches anytime that I am unable to see them, and I long for their presence.  My heart’s desire is to be near them. 

In much the same way that we long for the presence of our children and grandchildren, our Lord yearns for our presence.   Our families are His loving gift to us so that we might understand just how much He loves us and longs to fellowship with us.  Through intimacy with our loved ones we learn to yield to intimacy with Christ.  Then, as we enter into fellowship with Him and release our love to Him, our hearts are healed and made whole.   What a wondrous gift God has given us to express His love for mankind.

Jane Hyder

About Jane Hyder

Jane is the wife of Jerry and mother to three children and two grandchildren. The desire of her heart is to share God’s love and healing power with a generation that is crying out for answers that can only be found in Jesus Christ.
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6 Responses to In The Presence of my Grandchildren

  1. Cheryl Drake says:

    Jane, thank you for painting such a wonderful picture of how God sees us and longs for our fellowship! I so look forward to having grandchildren!

  2. Sheila says:

    Cheryl, you will be the MOST WONDERFUL and FUN grandmother ever! It’s the kind of experience in life where ‘words’ just do not explain the undeniable heart felt love you have for them. It’s a love like non-other!
    Jane, THANK YOU for sharing the depth of love you have for your grandchildren and for God with us!

    • JaneHyder says:

      Cheryl, I so much felt that God wants us to have the same childlike vulnerability with Him that we have with young children. It is so easy to open our hearts to children in ways we may never be able to with adults. Grandchildren are indeed a gift from God.

      Sheila, thank you for allowing an opportunity for me to share my heart with you and others. I love you.

  3. Rshirreffs says:

    Jane, When I saw your loving face, it brought back memories of what a precious person you are. Quiet in spirit but strong in God. While I am not yet a grandmother I can apprieciate your anology of how God loves us through our family. I look forward to reading your post.

    • JaneHyder says:

      Thank you, Robin, for your kind words. It has been many years since we attended covenant community together. I look forward to becoming reacquainted with you. I love the way you express yourself. You are very creative.

  4. Cynthia says:

    Jane, I know exactly what you mean and how you feel about our treasured gifts, our children and the grands. My grand is 13 years old and she is trully a gift from God via my daughter. I love my daughter and never thought I could love a child as much as I loved her. But my grand-daughter has stolen my heart forever. Sugarlump as she is so sweetly called is a ” God sent treasure.”. I can hear her voice and I get excited and we both start giggling as soon as we get on the phone. We have our knock knock jokes, and I love you front, back, and side to side saying before we hang up and counting til 3 so the other one doesn’t hang up first, and laughing because no body wants to hang up and we just sit there breathing. I can’t imagine how God feel when we talk to him in prayer or right from our hearts, just to say hello and I love and thanks for the wonderful gifts you’ve blessed us with. We try to make memories with our children so that they will have happy thoughts of good times spent together, so that they know they’re loved and adored. And God wants the same communion with us. So, if God feels anything like I feel talking to my children, it’s got to be out of this world.

    Big Hug

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