How many times have you heard, "I want my Daddy!" from your youngsters?
Perhaps you just administered punishment for something they had done, and they thought Daddy would come to the rescue. I know; I've been down that path with my children! They would get in trouble about something, and when I wasn't on their side, then, they'd want Daddy to defend them. Daddy seems to appeal to the kids more than Mom, when punishment seems inevitable. I suppose they think, since Daddy wasn't around for the 'crime', then Daddy will be more lenient with the 'punishment'.
Our Heavenly Daddy is like most earthly Dads. He loves us regardless of our sins. He takes us in His arms, when we face problems we cannot get out from under. Even though He may chastise us, He still gives us a hug and wraps those big arms around us, bringing us the peace for which we long.
We would all crawl into the arms of our Daddy, if it were possible, to be consoled. Why not climb into the arms of your Heavenly Father for that consoling? He beckons us to come and cast our care upon Him for He cares for us.
Psalms 116:1 I love the LORD, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications.
1 Corinthians 2:9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
Copyright 2004 by Barbara Sanders, Empire, AL. Used by permission.
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