There is nothing in the world like a hug. It’s the only thing you get back the minute you give it away. To be cuddled in someone’s embrace is a wonderful feeling. When we are lonely, when we hurt, when we feel loss or hopelessness a hug can lift us up out of those sad places and give us a reason to go on.
As the past year has shown me, I really miss the hugs. Being separated from those we love and care about, it’s been as though a piece of my security has been erased. When we don’t have the luxury of experiencing that personal touch, we feel cheated in a way.
Every day we are promised that kind of comfort from our Lord and Savior, Jesus, Christ. He is our protector, our healer, our guardian, our source of love and confidence. In this month where so much emphasis is placed on love, let’s look to the one who gives it unconditionally.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16