Posts Tagged ‘Father’s love’

On sunny, clear days, I ride high on Father’s shoulders. I clap my hands and sing for joy as He carries me through unfamiliar, exciting territory. He guides my willing hands, skillfully works through them, and delights in my delight at His creativity. Feeling the gentle breeze caress my face, I close my eyes, stretch my hands up in the warm rays of the sun, and shout with joy, “All is well! Praise the Lord! He is good!”

When heavy rain beats down on me, when I am cold and wet, and darkness oppresses me, I put my arms around Father’s neck and cling to Him for warmth and protection. I hide my face in His chest so the pelting rain won’t sting me. The dark clouds close in around me and the wind whips the clothes on my back, but I am not afraid. Father is much stronger than I am and will carry me through the storm. I snuggle close to Him and learn from His heartbeat and His gentle whispers in my ear. Though my voice is feeble, it cuts like lightning through the storm: “All is well! Praise the Lord! He is good!”

Note: I’m starting a series based on the Fruit of the Spirit (Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self Control), with each fruit as an outworking of Love–the Father’s love for us, and our love for others.