|My Dad likes to wave in pictures.|
|Isn't that cute?|
Jeremiah 31:3 says: I have loved you with an everlasting love...and I have drawn you in loving-kindness.
David shared in Psalms that God’s thoughts toward us are too numerous to count. God our Father delights in us. He knows the number of hairs on our heads. He knows when we are sad, lost, alone, sick, or scared. He knows us intimately and He loves us. We have stolen His heart.
I’d like to share a familiar poem.
One night a man had a dream.
He dreamed that he was walking along the beach with the Lord.
Across the sky flashed scenes from his life.
He noticed two sets of footprints in the sand:
One belonging to him, the other to the Lord.
When the last of his life flashed before him,
He looked back at the footprints inthe sand.
He noticed that many times along the path there was only one set of footprints.
He recalled that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times in his life.
He questioned, “Lord, you said that once I decided to follow you,
You’d walk with me all the way.
Then why during the most troublesome times in my life
When I needed you most, would you leave me?
The Lord replied, “My precious, precious child,
I love you and would never leave you.
During your times of trials and suffering,
When you see only one set of footprints,
It was then that I carried you.”
Moses blessed his son Benjamin with these words, “Let Benjamin, the beloved of the Lord rest secure in the Lord, for he shields him all day long, and Benjamin, the one the Lord loves, rests between his shoulders.”
Moses told Benjamin that he can rest secure in the Lord who is watching over him, but he also added that God has securely placed him on His shoulders. Even today our Heavenly Father lovingly carries us on His shoulders.
What is your earliest memory of your Dad?