I was listening to Kari Jobe’s song, “The Blessing” today. I heard it while streaming church this morning. After church, I found it online and listened over and over.
How is it that we need the constant reassurance that God is, indeed, for us?
When God tells us, in His Word (and again in Kari’s song), that He goes before us, He is behind us, before us, all around us, above and below us, and He does this at all times of the day and night.
How can we still forget?
The greatest thing we long for as parents, is that our children and their children would know for sure of the love God has for them. Amidst all the uncertainties of time and changes of cultures, we want to know that our families will be cared for and that we will see them again in heaven. Because eternity is forever.
That is our goal, right?
Life on earth is just a blink. When we are twenty, it looks like a long road stretching before us. Those ahead of us tell us how short it is and to learn and grow as much as we can. We hoot at them, because, well, at twenty, we are invincible.
Then we get to the “golden years.” And we find out it was a slide in the park. That fast. The old ones were right. Only now, they are us.
I sent the song to my children to remind them how God loves them. How He loves their children. How He longs for them. How He has blessings planned for them and their children.
We just celebrated Thanksgiving, our national holiday, where we give thanks to God for the many blessings He has given us.
It’s a good time to remember the greatest Blessing is Jesus Himself. For us. For our children. For our grandchildren and their children.
Jesus promises that He will never leave us nor forsake us (Hebrews 13:5).
He is with us always, now on earth and for eternity.