This would be a long read but I believe it would be worth your time.
The cutie whose face you can see in this picture is my daughter, Esther…and I love her for life!
For those who have seen her, she’s quite big for a four-year old. It’s ironic that she was very ‘fragile’ before (when she was sick at a younger age). Her size today is simply God’s grace and goodness 😀
Back to my gist. So, yesterday, when in church, she came to me and asked to be carried. I refused initially because we were having a prayer session and I didn’t want to have such a weight on me as I paced and prayed.
But her hands did not go down. She kept them raised and insisted I carried her. Giving in, I teased her a bit then carried her. I felt her weight all the way. I felt pain in my arms and in my back but my Esther felt no pain. She was snuggled up against my chest, head on my shoulder.
Precious minutes passed as I paced and prayed, carrying her, until she slept off. I then laid her down to continue her beauty sleep.
As I carried her and prayed, I meditated on the love of the Father for me.
The Father loves us more than we could ever love our children. Our love is still imperfect because we are humans but God’s love for us is PERFECT.
If a busy dad would carry his daughter at an inconvenient time, just to make her happy, why do you think your Heavenly Father isn’t carrying you in His arms RIGHT NOW?
If my daughter’s comfort is my joy, why do you think the Father doesn’t care about your comfort?
If I do all in my power to make my daughter have a good education and learn things I never did learn (like swimming 🙈), why do you think Romans 8:31-32 isn’t real? The Father will NEVER withhold any good thing from you.
Do you know why we often doubt the Father’s love? Because we view Him through the lenses of our earthly fathers who have failed us at some points. Or we perceive Him through the words of prejudiced or angry “men of God”
My brother/sister, The Father loves you! He showed the extent of His love in giving up His own Son, so He could have you.
YOU ARE NEVER ALONE. YOU ARE NEVER FORGOTTEN. YOU ARE NEVER UNLOVED!
YOU ARE ETERNALLY LOVED!