I John 3:1 NIV “How great is the Love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God. And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know Him.”
There is a children’s story about a small deer, named, Bambi. Everyone falls in love with this little one, from his birth. He has fun with butterflies in the meadow, meets his mother’s friend, and cheerfully plays with another animal, the bunny rabbit. In the ending of this story there is a fire, and Bambi has to make a crossing to get away from it.
Just like a deer crossing, we have what I like to call a “dear crossing” in our lives. Jesus did not promise a life without trials and disappointments, but He does promise eternal life with Him. He promises that we will always be with Him, here or in Heaven.
As we follow His Path, we are crossing many interruptions along the way. We have new additions to our families, unforeseen damage to our homes and our health, and so many more trials and happy times as well. This can be enough to make us cry. Still God is like any father and more; He lavishes us in His Love!
When we cry, does it matter to Him, if so then, why? That question came when a friend of mine told me about her morning promenade that happened with the Lord.
She was taking her early morning walk with Jesus, singing and praying with Him. Then a billowing form of clouds came overhead, and a soft rain came down unexpectedly. The warm soaking rain made small streams trickle down her face. She realized that Jesus was answering her prayer, to console her grief from the day before. His empathy towards her weeping, cleansed her heart. His tender and compassionate Love wrapped itself around her.
No matter the hardships, our crossings on the way; through the valley and up to the highest mountains; He is with us. He makes a gloomy step, a “dear crossing” with Him. Along the way, during a respite, stop and ask Him to speak with you. He can hear you; He is alive. Then in your silence, He can whisper a Love, like none other you will ever
Psalm 103:13 NLT “The Lord is like a father to His children, tender and compassionate…”
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