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“He’s My Son”

by on August 26, 2011

A little hunchback boy in Sunday school had memorized some Bible verses along with all the other kids in his class. One Sunday evening he was to come up to the front and recite the verse and then walk off the stage.

One cruel youngster, seeing the hunchback boy stumbling onto the stage, yelled out, “Hey, cripple, why don’t you get the pack off your back?” You could have heard a pin drop as this little boy stopped and just dissolved in tears.

All of a sudden, a man got up, walked down the isle, came up, stood by the boy, put his arm around him and said, “I don’t know what kind of person would say something like that, but I just want to say that the most courageous person in the room today is this little boy. You see, he’s my son and I’m proud of him.” With that he reached down and picked up his son and carried him back to his seat.

I thought as I read that story, that is exactly what God does for us…in the bruised, hunchback, & brokenness of our lives, we do our best, and then stumble and make a mess of things.

Even at that, in our most embarrassing times, in the midst of our most disgusting sins, the arm of the Father embraces us and says, “He’s my son, and I’m proud of Him.”

Take some time today, reflect and meditate on how much God loves you, and how proud He is of you….it has nothing to do with your works or your accomplishments, your failures or losses….God loves you just for the simple fact that you are His child!

As a parent, there’s nothing your children can do that would ever make you stop loving them. Your love for them sees past their failures and wrongs…in your eyes, you love them, and always see hope for them. You don’t love them based on how they perform, you love them because they are yours!!! That’s it…simple as that…they’re YOUR BABIES.

Now, if we, as earthly, sinful human beings can love like that…HOW MUCH MORE DOES OUR PERFECT HEAVENLY FATHER LOVE HIS CHILDREN?

Simple are the words, yet profound as the depths of the sea – take some time, allow these classic words to drop into your spirit:

“JESUS LOVES ME THIS I KNOW, FOR THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO…LITTLE ONES TO HIM BELONG, THEY ARE WEAK BUT HE IS STRONG….YES JESUS LOVES ME…YES JESUS LOVES ME, YES JESUS LOVES ME….THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO.

Expect a Miracle,
J Garcia

Excerpt taken from Ray Stedman, “The Way to Holiness”

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