I’m in love with a recent photo that came across my screen.
My son and his family went on a vacation recently to Europe. In this particular picture he is crouched low holding his camera in his hand, but the camera is not focused on the ancient castle that seems to enclose them.
His camera and his eyes are focused on his little girl.
His back is to the castle and he’s capturing his little girl as she walks among the ruins.
He could be taking pictures of the ruins or the beautiful landscapes. He could be taking pictures of the plaques describing the ruins or silly tourists, but his eyes are focused on the little one that he loves and adores.
She brings him joy. She gives his life new meaning. Being her daddy is a high calling.
God in heaven has taken on that calling. He loves you.
He loves you more than you can possibly understand this side of heaven.
His focus is on you…because He loves you.
It’s such a simple and beautiful message and yet we so often miss it.
We are the little girl…
We are the one who stumbles when she falls or gets distracted and walks off the path.
His eyes do not waiver.
They are zoomed in on us. He is our protector and our defender.
He will forever love us because He is Love.
As my granddaughter trusts her daddy and receives his love, may we trust our Heavenly Father and Creator…the one who knows us better than we know ourselves and yet loves us still.
“But God showed His great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.”
“Long ago the Lord said to Israel I have loved you, my people, with an everlasting love. With unfailing love I have drawn you to myself.”