Sunday, February 1, 2009

"Daddy's here."

Several years ago my grandchildren were baptized by their Dad one Sunday after the morning service at their church. As grandson, Elliot, stepped down into the water to join his waiting Dad, he was visibly shaking and his nervousness was very apparent. As soon as he was in the water, his Dad gathered him close to himself and through his mike we could hear him say to his son, "Its okay, buddy, Daddy's here." And with that Elliot's body relaxed into his Dad's.

As I heard this, of course, I was moved. I almost immediately thought of our relationship with our Heavenly Father. We tremble and shake over the courses of events which fill our lives, and yet when we will relax in Him, can't you almost hear Him say, "Its okay, child of Mine, 'Daddy" is here."

How often I forget the beauty and simpleness of it all. My Father, God, has everything about me wrapped in His love and in His presence. What a wonderful comfort!!

8 comments:

Meredith Teagarden said...

Just beautiful!

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

What a beautiful memory, and so very true.

Blessings
Robin

sister sheri said...

How touching... yes, I can just imagine...

Still looking forward to the day we will meet!

Sally said...

That is so very true. It brought tears to my eyes.

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

This is a sweet and moving experience....m...

Kassaundra said...

Hi! Yes I'm now in New York, I'm actually living here. So more or less I should be settled for a while. I flew out here Sunday with three suitcases, a sad heart at leaving fam and friends in San Francisco, but an excited spirit! So far I love my new job and am looking forward to finding my way in a new city. Hope you dont see any more snow!!!

Technonana said...

I love those words. "Daddy's here, Daddy's got you!" Oh how they comfort me, day and night.

Ruthie said...

I love this post. Somehow, I missed it previously. What a great example of our Father's love for us.