Children of the heav’nly Father
Safely in His bosom gather;
Nestling bird nor star in Heaven
Such a refuge e’er was given.
It was her bedtime.
My little daughter and I climbed the stairs and headed into my room to retrieve the CD player and the hymnal.
Just as we had turned to go into her room next door, we heard my husband pull up, coming home from work.
"Do you want to say hi to Daddy?" I asked, moving towards the open, screened window high over the driveway where he was getting out of our van.
Excitedly, my daughter joined me near the window and we called down to him.
Immediately, my daughter asked, "Daddy, will you help me with the hard puzzle?" and then closely followed that with, "And will you go down the big slide with me?"
So funny . . . those were the two things that I had told my daughter that her daddy would help her with the next day--his day off.
She is only two and a half, but these things were on her mind and stuck with her through the day, and she remembered them when she saw her daddy.
Soon after, the thought came to me, "If a two-year-old can remember a promise given to her, how much more does the Lord remember His promises?"
And how much more does He delight to remember His children when they pray to him in faith, waiting for Him, trusting in him?
I need to remember this.
Because if an earthly father can inspire such love and trust and devotion and faith, how much more should I trust my Heavenly Father will hear my prayers and answer them in His faithfulness?
He will not ignore His child. He hears the prayers of His people.
He knows. He loves. He will come . . . as a Father to His precious child.
I have been praying about a situation and the Lord has been silent until now.
But this incident with my daughter once again reminded me of the Father's love and care.
And I will trust in His perfect faithfulness . . .
Until He comes.
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