"Mom, Can We Talk?"

“The Lord called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou?” Genesis 3:99And the Lord God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou? (Genesis 3:9)
Now and then I get a call from my mostly-grown kids, and I hear those precious words, “Mom, can we talk?” Right away, I know there will be a tugging at my heartstrings, a painful bridge to cross with my nearly-grown child. But “two are better than one,” and we can cross this together.
Communion! Oh, how our blessed Lord desires for us to talk to Him! He wants our confidences. Prayer is not just asking for things — it is laying our burdens before Him, then praising, thanking and worshiping Him. If we take time in His presence, then we will have that heavenly wisdom to pass along to our children.
Often a phone call comes later, and it warms my heart so much: “Mom, I did what you suggested and it helped!” What a tiny example of the joy it brings our heavenly Father when we pour out our hearts to Him in our brokenness and emptiness! He answers our need so much more fully than any earthly parent can. “My voice shalt Thou hear in the morning, O Lord; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto Thee, and will look up” (Psa. 5:33My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O Lord; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up. (Psalm 5:3)).