Wide is welcoming, making room for something that we can only get from another.
Arms open wide to communicate "Something about you is worth making space here in me".
Baby's mouth open wide to receive another spoonful of applesauce, trusting that I am delivering something good.
Even a mother's hips left wide from the process of opening to a new life that will forever change hers, then releasing that life to join the arms and eyes and hands in experiencing this world together.
The wide load of a mom carting a kid (or two) on the hip that tells the world "We come together so make room, because we are all of us."
Door open wide to invite the guest in. This is not a pressing entrance, but a grand opening that draws you in with the freedom to breathe and be included as you are.
Opening the Word completely, not to merely find a tidbit, but to really dig in and be filled with something we can't get elsewhere.
And drawing near to His Spirit, wide open to the source of life and energy and power to live better today than yesterday.
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