My son was playing when he fell and landed on one of his toys which hurt him.  boo-boosHe started whimpering as he climbed up on the sofa next to his mother. He laid on his back, pulled his legs up and said, “Mommy, kiss my butt.”  Yes.  We had taught him when he gets a boo-boo mommy and daddy can kiss it and make it all better.

Last Friday morning I read an email from my daughter.  Her pain was so great I could feel it leap from the phone and into my heart.  I wanted nothing more than to pull her into my arms, kiss her cheek and tell her, “It will be okay.”  When our children become young adults it seems as if their boo-boos cut deeper, and hurt worse than when they were toddlers.  Because we are separated by many miles I couldn’t be there in person to hold her in my arms, but my concern for her and the situation is there none-the-less.

Jesus sees our struggles, our pain, our hurts, and even our boo-boos.  Hebrews 5:2 says, “(Jesus) should be able to deal gently with their failings, since he knows what it’s like from his own experience.”  Hebrews 5:8 “Though he was God’s Son, he learned trusting-obedience by what he suffered, just as we do.” (MSG)

We can go to Jesus at any time with anything, but definitely turn to him when you get hurt.  Turning to anything, or anyone else just isn’t the same.  Jesus knows how to guide you, heal you, or teach you to make it all better.

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