Saturday, February 6, 2010

My Father's Love


My dad called last night. He didn’t want anything special. Just missed hearing my voice. Wondered how I was. Wished I’d call more than I do.

As I hung up the phone, I thought of my Heavenly Father and how he, too, longs to talk to his child. To hold her when she’s tired. To comfort her when she weeps. To whisper calm when chaos comes calling. And, although his child sometimes goes for days, maybe even weeks, without fully surrendering her time, her Father doesn’t love her any less. He just patiently waits, hoping she’ll miss hearing his voice, escape to a quiet place somewhere and give him a call. He won’t grill her about where she’s been, of course. He’ll just hold her close and listen.

“Call unto me, and I will answer thee.”- Jeremiah 33:3

Heavenly Father, help me to love as you love, looking past the failings of others, ever ready to listen whenever they call.

24 comments:

  1. Yes, it's beautiful. I love this post and I love you.

    ReplyDelete
  2. What a beautiful post. I do miss my Fathers voice. He went to be with Jesus in December and I miss it and him more than words can say.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Beautiful post!

    Have a blessed weekend.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I ditto what everyone else says:
    Beautiful! and I miss my father's voice, too.

    ReplyDelete
  5. This was soo good. I wish I had that kind of a relationship with my dad but I just didn't...but I do have my heavenly Father to run to. Thanks for sharing this. Blessings, Debbie

    ReplyDelete
  6. A wonderful reminder! Thank you!

    ReplyDelete
  7. I echo what everyone has said. This is a beautiful reminder of our Heavenly Father's love.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Wonderful! I love the way you write. As a father, I am especially touched by this. Thank you.

    ReplyDelete
  9. This really is a beautiful post. I notice that is essentially what everybody who comments is saying. Beautiful is just what first comes to all our minds. I wish I could hear my Dad's voice again. He has been gone over 11 years. Just thinking about it now brings tears to my eyes. Thank you for sharing these wonderful thoughts with us.
    Charlotte

    ReplyDelete
  10. Wonderful post! It is all about fellowship, isn't it? With both our heavenly and our earthly fathers. :)

    ReplyDelete
  11. Your post brought back many warm memories with my father who had gone home 2 yrs. ago. He was that way. Always patiently waiting. Always ready to forgive if there was any hurt caused by his children. Always laughing even through trials. God bless you and your loving father. Have a great weekend.

    ReplyDelete
  12. I never knew a father's love until I came to know the Father....thanks for this and I think it's pretty neat your day called wanting to just talk to you and hear your voice. ...Sarah

    ReplyDelete
  13. Thanks for those thoughts, Dear. We do need to commune with our Heavenly Father. Blessings ~

    ReplyDelete
  14. Wonderful post and great insight.

    Thanks for stopping by and for your kind words. Paul wrote, "We do not grieve as those who have no hope." But we do grieve. The Lord is gently walking us through this time with magnificent grace. Blessings.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Such a treasured reminder of how much God delights to have us come and talk with Him...

    ReplyDelete
  16. Wow. This is beautiful....as the mother of many adult children who waits to hear their voices I understood. To realize our Heavenly Father waits for us to call him...this really spoke to me! Thank you for such a great post.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Gayle, Thank your for this beautiful post. Jere. 33:3 is one of my favorite (if I could ever have a favorite?) verses in the Bible. I love the next verse, " and I will show you great and mighty things which you do not know".
    Thank you for the reminder!
    Yvonne

    ReplyDelete
  18. You're so right about our heavenly Father wanting to hear from us often.
    I enjoyed looking at your piano and could almost hear How Great Thou Art playing.
    Yes, my old typewriter weighs a ton. For being so small, it's shocking.lol Thanks for visiting.

    ReplyDelete
  19. This is sooo sweet! Great analogy!

    Katherine

    ReplyDelete