Our Father?


My friend, may I ask you a question? Is the most comforting thing about being a Christian the fact that our God is not a God who sits back and simply watches us mess up? Is He a God who not only cares about us; but a God who cares so much that He actually follows our every footstep in this life?

Life’s a story, welcome to This Passing Day. I'm Mark Brunner.

Being followed can be unnerving or it can be very reassuring. Everything depends on knowing who’s following you. Years ago my family and I went on a vacation in the vicinity of Lake Superior. It was a long trip and we were pulling our old Airstream travel trailer behind us. Prior to leaving for the trip our trailer brake lights had failed and there was no time to make a repair. Luckily my son-in-law, Andy, was going to be following behind us with his rig. “Don’t worry Dad,” he said. “I’ll stick to you like glue and be your brake lights for you.” For the entire eight hours of that trip that’s exactly what he did. I felt safe and protected with Andy driving behind me. I needed someone to watch my tail.

Here’s a story: A little boy was eagerly looking forward to the birthday party of a friend who lived only a few blocks away. When the day finally arrived, a blizzard made the sidewalks and roads nearly impassable. The boy’s father, sensing the danger, hesitated to let his son go. The youngster reacted tearfully. “But Dad,” he pleaded, “all the other kids will be there. Their parents are letting them go.” The father thought for a moment, then replied softly, “All right, you may go.” Surprised but overjoyed, the boy bundled up and plunged into the raging storm. The driving snow made visibility almost impossible, and it took him more than half an hour to trudge the short distance to the party. As he rang the doorbell, he turned briefly to look out into the storm. His eye caught the shadow of a retreating figure. It was his father. He had fol- lowed his son’s every step to make sure he arrived safely. (Unknown.)

Perhaps the most comforting thing about being a Christian is the fact that our God is not a God who sits back and simply watches us mess up. He’s a god who not only cares about us; He’s a god who cares so much that He actually follows our every footstep in this life. He follows us everywhere. That doesn’t mean that He does the trudging for us when the going gets rough. No. Our Heavenly Father knows that it’s important for us to do the walking. He also knows that it’s critical that He do the watching. The next time you face trials in this life try turning around and acknowledging the presence of your God. He’s watching your tail and mine. We’ll get to where we’re going on time and in one piece. Thank God!

We pray. Heavenly Father, we thank you that we are “fearfully and wonderfully made” in your image. We thank you that when we cry out to You that You hear us, and that You are concerned about us even when we walk in danger we choose to, because we are emotionally tied to an end to the means. Lord, help us to be more concerned about pleasing and serving You and not ourselves, and thank you for being there, even when we think we got it. Teach us to remember You care about us regardless of how and where we walk. We pray In Jesus Name. Amen!

Therefore my friend, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry for itself; each day has enough trouble of its own. (Matt 6:34) This Passing Day. May this passing day honor our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and be a blessing to you and everyone you meet. Find a stranger and say hello. Don't let another day pass without your day blessing someone else.

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<markcbrunner@thispassingday.com> From Beech Springs, God bless you for Jesus sake.

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