THE FATHER’S HAND

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Security - Safe in Our Father's Hands - Never Lost - Maryann Ward

HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div

“(For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.” (Matthew 6:32).

A visitor at a school for the deaf and dumb was writing questions on the blackboard for the children. By and by he wrote this sentence: “Why has God made me to hear and speak, and made you deaf and dumb?”

The awful sentence fell upon the little ones like a fierce blow in the face. They sat palsied before that dreadful “Why?” And then a little girl arose.

Her lip was trembling. Her eyes were swimming with tears. Straight to the board, she walked, and, picking up the crayon, wrote with firm hand these precious words: “Even so, Father, for so it seemed good in thy sight!” What a reply! It reaches up and lays hold of an eternal truth upon which the maturest believer, as well as the youngest child of God, may alike securely rest–the truth that God is your Father.

Do you mean that? Do you really and fully believe that? When you do, then your dove of faith will no longer wander in weary unrest but will settle down forever in its eternal resting place of peace. “Your Father!”

I can still believe that a day comes for all of us, however far off it may be, when we shall understand; when these tragedies, that now blacken and darken the very air of heaven for us, will sink into their places in a scheme so august, so magnificent, so joyful, that we shall laugh for wonder and delight.

Out of every situation, there is a message even though it is with tears from the heart. Our heavenly Father knows all things and there is a reason why people behave the way they do because God has a message to give to that heart of tears. Are you like that little girl that wrote on the board? Let the words sink in and break asunder the tear glands. Break us Lord, You are the potter and we are the clay. remake, mould and shape me into the image that you want until you are satisfied. Until you are able to use me to convey your message to the lost and dying world.

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