“Beloved. Do you know, My Love, that I AM never in a hurry?
I know all things and nothing that happens surprises Me. I have perfect timing and I will not be late. But did you know that there was a time when I ran?
It was when I saw you coming to Me. It was when you turned to Me, My Child, with your whole heart.
I was looking for you and I saw you and felt compassion for you and I ran to you and embraced you, fell on your neck and kissed you.
I clothed you with My Best Robe, My Robe of Righteousness. I put a golden ring of Promise on your finger, the Holy Spirit dwelling in your heart.
You were once dead, but now you are ALIVE in Christ, Dear One. You are no longer servants, but My daughters and My sons.
Forever, we will celebrate. Forever, you will dwell in the house of your Abba Father. Surely, My Goodness and Mercy shall follow you all the days of your life.
I have not left you as orphans. Oh no, Dear One. I will come to you. I will be with you through the dark days and stormy nights.
A Father’s Love is forever. The eternal God is your dwelling place, and underneath are the Everlasting Arms. I shall drive out the enemy from before you, And say, ‘Destroy!
Even now, if you allow, I shall take you in My arms and comfort you. My Hand is upon you and I bless you. Even to your old age I will be the same, and even to your graying years I will bear you!
I have done it, and I will carry you; and I will bear you and I will deliver you.
Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”
(I just heard) “Come to Papa.”
“The eternal God is a dwelling place, and underneath are the everlasting arms; And He drove out the enemy from before you, and said, ‘Destroy!'” Deuteronomy 33:27.
“Even to your old age I will be the same, and even to your graying years I will bear you! I have done it, and I will carry you; and I will bear you and I will deliver you,” Isaiah 46:4.
“And He took them in His arms and began blessing them, laying His hands on them,” Mark 10:16.
“And he arose and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion, and ran and embraced him, fell on his neck and kissed him. And the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’
But the father said to his servants, ‘Bring quickly the best robe, and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet. And bring the fattened calf and kill it, and let us eat and celebrate. For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.’ And they began to celebrate.” Luke 15:21-24.
~ Deborah Waldron Fry