As a home maker, I sometimes struggle to hit the balance between looking after our home and our 1 year old son Nathan. Usually my house work gets done when he is asleep, so I can finish everything without interruption. Even in the midst of this, I would often run to his room to check on him, his sleeping position, rhythm of breathing etc. and also if he is about to wake up. In case he wakes up and finds no one around, he starts crying and I run to him hearing his cry to comfort him. I would rather prefer staying next to him when he wakes up smilingly than to see him cry.
It was during one such time that God reminded me of one verse from the Bible –Isaiah 66:13(NIV)
‘As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you’.
Wow!!! It made me realize if I were to watch over my son with so much concern, how much more our heavenly Father watches over us every moment! Many a times we take our Creator and His wonderful promises for granted. We know that Jesus said, ‘Do not worry about tomorrow ‘, but how many times have we really put His words into practice? We know that God feeds the birds, He waters the lilies of the field though they neither toil, nor sow or reap. But God is concerned about us above and beyond the birds or lilies since He made us in His own image and likeness. But rarely do we really trust God and put this thought into practice.
We often ignore the fact that Jesus is so real and He is with us all the time. He controls every tiny detail of our lives. He is concerned about what we eat, drink, wear, think etc. Little do we realize that when He promised ‘As a mother comforts her child so I will comfort of you’, He really means it! In fact, in Isaiah 49:15(NIV), we read that
“Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne?
Though she may forget, I will not forget you! “
Such is His love for us… Isn’t it wonderful to have a loving Father with us all the time? Let us acknowledge His love and goodness in our lives every day!
God is in the shadows, in the valley here below,
He sees one tiny flower as its beauty softly glows,
He never fails one time, each tiny details He controls,
Yes, God is in the shadows, He is everywhere I go…
Support Reading: Psalm 91
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