My Father’s Love

Where can I go from your Spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence?
8 If I go up to the heavens,you are there;
if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
9 If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,
10 even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast.
11 If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me
and the light become night around me,”
12 even the darkness will not be dark to you;
the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you.

13 For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place,
when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be.              Psalm 139:7-16 (NIV)

59 years ago today, I was born. I wonder how long God had been planning me? Why me? And why at that moment? I won’t know the answers to those questions this side of heaven, but I do know a bit more about the character of God. I know more about the width, length, height, and depth of His love for me Ephesians 3:18).

I remember the exact moment when I first looked at each of my children. The love that burst inside of my heart is indescribable. There just aren’t words to convey what happened inside of me when I looked into Janet’s face, John’s face, and James’ face.

And God, being who He is, has felt that for every one of His children. Each one of us is a perfect gift. Each one of us has so many possibilities to utilize the talents that our Father has given to us as individuals in His plan. He holds us tenderly and securely in His hands just as I held each one of my children in my hands. And my children were His children first and are still His children.

It is important, even vital, that I spend time each day in quiet so that I allow God to speak His love to me. It is important to hear the words from my Heavenly Father that are just for me and no other. God knows the limitations of my humanity to understand His love. He will never stop desiring to express His love to me so that I can see just a little more.

What Wondrous Love is This written by William Walker and sung by Deborah Liv Johnson





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