“Your love, O LORD reaches to the heavens, Your faithfulness to the skies.” In spite of our sinful nature God reaches from heaven and pours unconditional love on His children. He is love and He is faithful —period. Heaven is naturally “unreachable” and the depth of His love is unexplainable. God’s love cannot be measured according to man’s tools or standards. We must know that God uses every hard thing and hurt for a greater plan.
Sitting on my back porch early one morning, I watched the beautiful sunrise. I was in awe of His amazing creation as the sun tipped over the treetops painting the morning sky. The colors were inviting, beautiful, lovely, and full of glory as a reflection of my Creator. I basked in His presence and worshipped Him. The breath of God blew across my face and consumed my thoughts with His love and faithfulness. With my eyes closed I felt a gentle “tap-tap” on my shoulder. I turned and locked eyes with my handsome eleven-year-old son standing in his boxers with messy morning hair. I stretched out my arms inviting him to sit with me, and he accepted. I covered him with the warmth of the blanket enveloping him with all that I had. As he rested his head on my chest my heart was full. I thought to myself, “If only I could keep him resting in my lap and under the shelter of my arms I would protect, defend, and embrace him forever. Yes, I would take “it all” for him.”
In that moment a revelation of truth pricked my heart and warm tears flowed gently down my checks. ABBA FATHER in heaven whispered these words as He is whispering them to you right now. Listen………..
“I know how you feel to the core of who you are! As your heart longs for your children, My heart longs for you. I long to:
- REACH YOU WITH MY LOVE
- DEFINE YOU WITH MY FAITHFULNESS
- LEAD YOU WITH MY LIGHT
- COVER YOU WITH MY GRACE
- TEACH YOU WITH MY WORD
- DEFEND YOU WITH MY RIGHTEOUSNESS
I have already taken “it all” for you! Hard times will come, but I am with you my precious child. Trust Me, and rest in My love and faithfulness.”
PRAYER: Abba Father, forgive me for attempting to raise my children without You. They are a precious gift, and I am grateful. I entrust my life and the lives of my children to You. Daily be our compass, and cover us with Your presence. I trust You. In the name and faithfulness of Jesus I pray – Amen