This Day in History: 0000-07-25

July 25 – Psalms 103:13-18 

The Lord is like a Father to His children, tender and compassionate to those who fear Him.
For He knows how weak we are; He remembers we are only dust.
Our days on earth are like grass; like wildflowers, we bloom and die.
The wind blows, and we are gone – as though we had never been here.
But the love of the Lord remains forever with those who fear Him.
His salvation extends to the children’s children of those who are faithful to His covenant,
of those who obey His commands! 

Aren’t you so thankful for the tender, compassionate love of our Heavenly Father?  Or are you someone who grew up without a good example, and who struggles to understand what the love of a good father would even look like? My friend, no matter how your earthly Daddy failed you, the Bible promises that the High King of Heaven is the only Father you will ever need. It tells of His unconditional loving care to all those who belong to Him. If you have the privilege of being His dearly loved daughter or son, cling to these and countless other verses that tell of His perfect love for His children. 

He knows our weaknesses. He understands our fallen natures. He knows this life is but a breath compared to the eternal years we will spend in His presence, and yet He knows that for now, it’s all we know. He is right there, waiting to offer us compassion when we feel overwhelmed by things that don’t even really matter in the grand scheme. He’s always available to comfort us in His tender, loving arms. We need only crawl up into His mighty lap.

Whether we can wrap our brains around it or not, we will spend time eternal right in the center of that all-consuming love! So let’s be faithful to Him as we live out these precious few days on this earth and look forward to our eternities with Him!