Entry #13:- Leaving
Mornings have regularly become the most heartbreaking part of my day. The moment I wave goodbye to my son at the door he completely breaks down; bursting into tears, kicking and screaming without fail. It’s an absolute killer and I’m sure you can all relate to this situation. The reality is that we all for one reason or another move in and out during the days, weeks, months and years that make up our lives. Whether it’s being gone for a few hours a day because of work, or having to relocate for sometime due to study’s and sometimes even the unforeseen circumstances which at times demand that we travel, we all dip in and out of each other’s lives no matter how much we would love to always be there.
The reunion is always sweet, one of those priceless moments you wouldn’t trade for anything but despite this the truth is that we do miss out on aspects. I can’t count the number times my wife has told me, “…our son did this today”, and coming to the knowledge that you’ve missed a particular moment is sometimes difficult on both sides of it. Fortunately for us as children of God we have one assurance found in the Word of God.
“Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee.”
We have a guarantee, even in the occasion that our own Mothers – who carried us, nursed us and raised us, even when they forget us the Lord will never forget us. He is ever present and will never leave us, not even for a moment in good times or in bad. As his children he is there to watch over us in prosperity or in pain we can have confidence that he will not fail or forsake us.
“And the LORD, he it is that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed.”
This was the realisation of Job along with many other heroes of the Bible. We are engraved in the palm of his hands, precious in his sight, covered under the shadow of his wings and he is an ever present help. That is our God. As parents we can rest assured that God himself takes the lead in being there and looking after our children and also let them no that they are never alone of abandoned even in our absence that they have a Heavenly Father who can never fail them.
What a blessing we have to have a Father like this in God. My prayer today for all of us is that ‘The LORD our God be with us, as he was with our fathers: let him not leave us, nor forsake us’, (1 Kings 8:57).
In Jesus name. Amen.
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