Monday, May 21, 2018


Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.”
2 Corinthians 1:3,4 KJV

If your parents ever rocked you when you were a child, you know how comforting it was.  There are times when our Heavenly Father will pick us up, hold us close to His loving heart and rock us.  He always comforts and encourages us but sometimes we need Him to hold us close and rock us.

How comforting it is to know that God’s lap is big enough to hold all of us at the same time.  He doesn’t play favorites like we sometimes do with our children.  Our precious Heavenly Father loves all of us with the same unconditional love.  There is nothing we could ever do that would make Him stop loving us.

Not only does God love all of us with the same unconditional love, He also takes us out to His woodshed when we need it.  When I worked in nursing homes, I heard some of the residents talking about when they were children and their parents took them out to the woodshed when they needed to be spanked.

Sometimes, parents will tell their children if they do something they are not supposed to do, they will be punished but then they don’t punish their children.  When God tells us not to do something He means it and so we know what to expect if we hurt Him and disobey Him.  Let’s stop hurting our Heavenly Father.

Joanne Lowe
May 21, 2018

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