23 May The Father’s Love
As I gazed upon this picture, so many emotions bubbled up to the surface. Not only do I personally know the boys but their expression of intimacy touched my heart. Take a good look at the photo and imagine in your own heart, the story of a father and a son.
The wilderness is dry and cold; no sunlight, no vegetation, not even a path to follow. There are hills upon hills as they walk into a destiny unknown. Step by step, conversations short and sweet, possibly hard to breathe at times. Papa saying, “Son, you can do this. I am right here to guide and direct you. I will carry the heavy burdens. If you need to, take my hand. We will make it son, no doubt in my mind. It may look uncertain and too hard of a journey but I am right here. Your final destiny is safe and secure.”
Isn’t that just like the story of Father God and Jesus? Isn’t that how we want to experience our heavenly Father? Some of us didn’t have earthly fathers to guide and direct us, but nonetheless, we can rest and be assured that our Papa God is walking along the path with us. He wants to carry all our burdens so that our walk is made easier.
The little boy in this photograph will always know that there is someone who cares about him and loves him to pieces. God wants us to know that He cares and loves us just as much or more. Do you really know the love of the Father? You can.
“The Father loves the Son and has placed everything in his hands” NIV