Sunday, June 16, 2013

Bread for the Journey


Blessed be the Lord, who daily bears us up; 
God is our salvation.  
Psalm 68:19 ESV

 

Today I am most thankful for a Heavenly Father who gathers me up in His arms...protects me...comforts me...and forgives me.  He is my salvation.  I sing along with Brian Doerksen's lyrics to Faithful Father...a song of praise to my faithful heavenly Father.


Father I can't explain this kind of love, this kind of grace
I know, I still break your heart and yet you run to welcome me

This is my song of praise to you
For who you are and all that you do
from the moment my life began, you have been faithful

Father, I love the way you hold me close and say my name
I know, when my life is through my heart will find it's home in you

And I'm still amazed when I think about the day that I returned.
Blinded by my own addictions and grief, I began my journey
expecting rejection, but secretly, secretly hoping for mercy
And while I was still a ways off rehearsing my lines, you saw me
and you ran to me... you ran to ME! And I began to speak and I said
"Father... I've been unfaithful and I am no longer worthy to be called
you son..."
"Welcome home son, I've been waiting for you!
I AM FAITHFUL! And I will always be your faithful father"

This is my song of praise to you
for who you are and all that you do
From the moment the world began
You have been faithful

You have been faithful, forever faithful...Father.



I had a father who held me on his lap, and carried me when I was too tired to walk on my own two feet...and led by example...and knew how to give good gifts.  I still have him...and am so thankful for that!  Not all of us have had that kind of an earthly 'daddy'.  Some have no daddy at all.   But each one of us can celebrate this Father's Day by knowing that we have a Heavenly Father who is waiting for us...to gather us in His arms, to protect us, to carry us, to bless us with good things.  His most precious gift is that of spending eternity with Him.  Let us put our trust in the greatest Dad of all.

"Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest."
Matthew 11:28


3 comments:

  1. Thank you for that amazing reminder. My dad left when I was 4 years old, so I have no memories of being cherished by a dad. But I can crawl into Abba's lap today.

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  2. I have tears in my eyes, Judy .. that is a beautiful post .. and I love the photo of you and your Dad ...I think you look like him, don't you?
    I too am very thankful today .. first for my own Dad who has been very present in my life and still is, for my son-in-law who is a good dad to my grandgirls and most of all for my heavenly Father whose Presence is with me always.

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  3. Beautiful "bread" today Judy! I am so thankful for my goodly heritage and loving earthly father which is only a glimpse of how much our Heavenly Father loves us!

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