He's My Dad
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.”
(Proverbs 3:5,6) NKJV
A pair of scientists and botanists were exploring in the Alps for some special kinds of flowers. One day they spied through their field glass, a flower of rare beauty...but it was in a ravine with perpendicular cliffs on both sides. Someone had to be lowered over the cliff to get it.
A native boy was watching. They said to him, “We will give you five pounds if you will let us lower you into the valley to get the flower.” The boy looked into the valley and said, “Just a moment. I’ll be back.” He soon returned with a man. “I’ll go over the cliff,” he said, “and get the flower for you if this man holds the rope. He’s my dad.”
Have we learned to trust the Lord as this little boy did his father?
Sometimes we find ourselves putting our confidence in man, but man can disappoint. Not so the Lord. When needs and problems surround us, we should first put our trust in an all-wise, all-loving God, to do all for our good and His glory.
We can trust the rope of our circumstances to Him. Man may become weary and let the rope drop; or he may be distracted or become impatient. God never wearies of holding the rope. We can confidently leave it in His strong hands.
After all, He’s our Father!
-Adapted from writings of Millie Stamm ... RM