Hovering Fathers

The host moved through the crowd, stopping randomly here and there for snatches of conversation with the audience during the live TV taping. She passed a dad, only to stop next to his little girl. As she asked her question, the dad’s stance turned from upright to slightly bent. He actually hovered over the little eight-year old, anxiously awaiting her answer. Would she be polite, well-spoken? Would she make the family look good or embarrass them? He knew what he’d taught her, but would she remember and act accordingly?

Now I know the Father knows everything about us, but I picture Him anxiously hovering over us as we go through our daily lives. Will she remember how much I love her? Will he present himself worthy of his calling? Will they deal with this difficulty the way we discussed it during prayer? Do they remember what I said about…?

How deep does the Father’s message permeate our hearts? Sometimes we ourselves don’t even know the answer until the truth spews out of our mouths.

That wee gal did not disappoint her father. Let us never disappoint ours.

Philippians 4:7-And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus (NIV).

Prayer: Father, we pray for that peace to mount its guard over us….in Christ. Amen.

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