Our son Noah will be leaving the country soon on his second deployment with the United States Marine Corps. His children, five year-old Jackson, and four year-old Emma, have been used to him going away for a weekend now and then for what they call “Marching”.
Last week, our son sat down with Jackson to tell him that he would be going “Marching” for awhile, and that he was going far away. Upon hearing the news Jackson, who has just begun to learn to write in kindergarten, asked his daddy for a pencil and a piece of paper. When Noah asked him why he wanted it, this was Jackson’s reply:
“I want to write down my name and Emma’s name so you don’t forget us.”
As much as that comment wrenches my heart out of my chest, imagine how Jackson’s daddy felt. He quickly assured the little boy that he would never, could never forget him. Jackson has no idea how much his father loves him, thinks of him, and wants to be with him.
And neither do we. How often have we felt forgotten by our Heavenly Father? How often have we felt we needed to write our names down so He “wouldn’t forget us”, and yet our names are written on His very heart. The love that our son Noah feels for his son Jack is just a tiny shadow, a tiny picture of the love our Heavenly Father has for us.
He will never leave us or forsake us. He has given His most beloved to assure we can remain with Him throughout all eternity if we will only accept the free gift of salvation offered through His Son.
So the next time we feel forgotten by the Lord, let us remember that He isn’t our God alone, He is our Father and His love for us is greater than the love of any earthly father could ever be. His faithfulness “reacheth unto the clouds.”
“Be content with such things as ye have:
for He hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.”
Ayez la foi en Dieu toujours pour l'avoir nous avons tous
Have faith in God always for having Him, we have all.
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