Thursday mornings in my Family Literacy Class we have speakers come to talk about issues that help families with translators in class. Yesterday the speaker talked about attachment for infants and children and what is healthy attachment. She told the students that if a baby cries because mom leaves the room it is developmentally appropriate attachment.
I raised my hand and asked if my students cry when I leave the room if that would be appropriate attachment. All of my students laughed.
I left the room for a while to take care of some things. When I came back, I asked if anyone cried. They laughed and one of them said, “We know you are coming back.”
Attachment is so important for anyone who follows Jesus. Jesus said In John 15:
“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.”
Did you catch the last part? Apart from Jesus we can do nothing. We are dependent on him for the air we breathe to stay alive. He created everything, so yes we need him to stay alive in this life. But he is talking about spiritual life. The life of living for him, serving him, and sharing his love. We can’t do it without Jesus.
We go through difficult times and might wonder where Jesus is or when he will work on our behalf. We can wait and pray which is healthy or we can feel sorry for ourselves and doubt which is not healthy. The antidote for our fear and doubt is not what some would think. Some would say we need more faith. The bible says we need God’s love. In 1 John 4 we see:
“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love”
We need to spend time with Jesus and soak in his love for us.We need relationship with him, to be connected with him.
Living with depression./anxiety caused by chronic illness, I feel a connection when I read Hannah’s posts. My time with Jesus in the morning is so important for me. Jesus always wants time with us. The question is do we want time with him?
Thank you for reading. God Bless.