Love makes us vulnerable.
Our Father certainly shows us this. He is Love (1 John 4:8). So He created everything with heart-filled love.
Vulnerability is the price we sometimes pay for loving unconditionally. Others can pierce us with the very gifts we have lovingly provided for them.
STRENGTH FOR THE JOURNEY
But it can work the other way around also. The small arms go around the neck and we hear that beloved little voice say for no particular reason: “I love you.” Friends rally around unexpectedly when you need them the most. The prodigal returns.
In that moment of joyful gratitude we realize something of why He makes Himself so vulnerable. Sometime love comes home.
And a waiting Father opens wide His vulnerable heart to embrace His precious child.