Whenever I see this verse I always think about my dad.
The beginning of 2013 was a toughy for me. I was doing a block placement for university working as a teacher at a primary school. Unfortunately my teacher tutor wasn’t the most pleasant of people and made the two months I was there a complete nightmare. After a month I was so exhausted I fell really ill. My placement wouldn’t let me take a day off so I carried on for about two weeks. My throat was the size of Asia, I could barely think straight without feeling faint and I couldn’t sleep a wink at night. I’ve never been that ill before.
One night I came home and I just couldn’t do anything. I rang my mum who had to try and figure out what I was saying. I was physically useless. Roughly two hours later my dad knocked on the door of my student house. I looked at him, my eyes filled with tears. He had his ‘protective father’ look on his face as he told me not to worry and to just get into the car. He was taking me home.
Whenever I think of fatherly love, I think of that night. To others it might seem a bit pathetic, my dad driving to university to pick me up when I was ill. But that night is so important to me, it’s the night my pappie came and rescued me.
It breaks my heart thinking that not everybody has a dad like mine and in some cases, no dad at all.
But I want you to know that you have the best Father you could ever ask for, we all do. He’s God. When you can’t go anymore, He comes for you. He can save you. He’ll drive you to safety and give you rest. Your heart and soul can rest in Him. You just have to be willing to surrender and step into the car. Let your Father drive you home.