Have you ever met someone and they make it really clear that they are not at all happy to see you? Perhaps it’s in a store, in the workplace, or in your neighborhood. You light up when you see them, but they darken. You smile, they frown. You extend your arm (or arms), their arms are strangely paralyzed. You want to stay and chat, they want away as quickly as possible. They are not at all happy to see you. It’s a horrible experience, isn’t it?
I remember pouring out a lot of time and money to surprise someone on their doorstep, and when they opened the door, they scowled, and said, “What are you doing here?” I explained my desire to give them a pleasant surprise, and their response was, “You shouldn’t have come.” I wasn’t invited in. They were not at all happy to see me. It was a horrible experience.
How happy is God the Father to see us? When we turn up on his doorstep, is he happy to see us, or mad that we would even try to…