“There you saw how the Lord your God carried you, as a father carries his son, all the way you went until you reached this place.“
5. Moses, Deuteronomium 1, 31
Now I am old and grey. But I have to confirm this: God has carried me to this place, to this day. It hasn’t been easy all the time, but HE carried me! – I now know. Back then, I felt lonely, I had to solve all difficulties by myself. But today I know: the Lord helped me, otherwise I wouldn’t have made it through. And I praise my Lord for being so patient with me, in the past and today! I will never be able to comprehend, understand, or relive HIS love and loyalty. I have always been an unruly, dogmatic, and sometimes self-pitying child of God. But the Father has carried me through. This is true mercy, mercy solely and not at all my achievement!
God’s love is beyond my grasp. HE carries us like a father carries his son through wild waters. HE saves us from fire, water, and other disasters. HE saved us from death. HE warns us of danger in time. HE showers us with presents. HE listens to our humble and sometimes childish prayers. HE is faithful although we act like three-years-old children, stubbornly stamping their feet. HE is a real father.
Even if we have lost he right path for years, HE has mercy upon US. Just like the father in the parable of the prodigal son.
HE seeks us like the shepherd seeks the lost sheep. HE doesn’t care whether we got into trouble by our own fault; – HE helps us immediately without questioning.
If only we could praise and love this father! HE does so much for us!!! Most importantly: HE holds us, through thick and thin; HE is loyal and forgets all evil I have done. Where is such a father? How good it is to be His child.
Oh Lord, thank You for Your faithfulness! What would I be without You? YOU are so good to me. YOU have mercy on me. YOU forget all my moody episodes. YOU love me unduly and unlimitedly. Thank You for Your patience! You are a real father, like most people cannot even imagine. Thank You for being there!!!