If you ever raised children, in their early years you almost always heard them say, “Pick me up, Daddy” or “Pick me up, Mommy.”
As they grew bigger, they became a bit more like weight lifting; no matter where you and your family went, you became a little bit stronger from the seemingly perpetual lifting of your children.
Over thirty five years ago we went to Mammoth Cave, Kentucky. It’s a very beautiful cave complex of over 600 miles of caves.
As we began our descent into the main entrance of the cave, my then little daughter decided she couldn’t stand the walking.
So, of course, Daddy-O had to launch her onto his shoulders for the ride. After the first mile or so we came upon a large cavernous area where there was an underground restaurant. It’s Ice Cream Time, and a break from the carrying.
Our tour guide encouraged us all to begin walking again after about fifteen minutes. So my daughter jumped back on her horse, (me, of course), and we continued our journey; through many low ceilings and odd shaped openings, around huge boulders with very narrow passageways, up steep steps, down steep steps, all while carrying her on my shoulders.
We came to different stops along the way where the guide would tell us about the beautiful formations, and the minerals that caused the different colors.
He told us about the formation of stalactites and stalagmites. When they came together they are called “mighty-tights” (Well, go figure!).
Our Father always picks us up when the climb is difficult.
We may not physically see Him, but through His Son, Jesus, and by revelation by the Spirit of The LORD, He has been carrying you all through your life.
He has sent forth His Word, Jesus, to not only heal us, but also to deliver us from destruction.
He allows us to go through these things in our lives to actually SHOW us He is carrying us.
He says, “Even to your old age I am He, even to gray hairs will I carry you: I have made, and I will bear, even I will carry you, and deliver you.” (Isaiah 46:4).
Can you trust Him now for this?
“For whosoever will call upon The LORD will be delivered.” Joel 2:32, Romans 10:13, Acts 2:21, Isaiah 66:13.
“As One whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you; and you will be comforted in Jerusalem.” Isaiah 66:13.
“Trust in The LORD with all of your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; acknowledge Him in all you do and He will direct your path.” Proverbs 3: 5-6.
~ Thomas Downes
Thomas Downes. Walking with The LORD for over 40 years, Thomas runs “The Voice of the Writer” a Prophetic Ministry. His purpose is to present the Word of God and the Love of God with the prophetic heart; the heart that desires to hear the Voice of The LORD, and present His Word for the encouragement of others.