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Sovereign Overseer

Sovereign Overseer

“For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to
show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him” (2
Chronicles 16:9 NKJV).

Years ago, our sons Elijah, Luke and Gabriel loved it when
their dad (Lee) came home from work and took them hiking through the woods near
our home. As toddlers, the children tuckered-out easily and begged, “Daddy
carry me, daddy please?” Gladly, he picked up Luke and held him in one arm and
Gabriel in the other; but the oldest little guy Elijah walked alongside.
Sashaying happily, Elijah often fell down; then repeated the process. I recall
watching Lee as he patiently waited for Elijah to stand upright and begin following

Sweet remembrances like those linger in my mind and when
they do I think of our heavenly Father. I’m grateful we have a long-suffering
Abba-Daddy who stands by in attendance, keeping watch as we stumble through
life. To be honest, we need to humble ourselves quite often (or at least I do)
and ask, “Daddy, carry me, please?” Imagine trying to walk without Him holding
our hands?

To be sure, God is always alert, trending, hovering,
expecting and looking after His children. He purposely involves Himself with
us. In fact, there’s been an all-seeing eye on the whole earth; observing from
above since it was created “Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s
sight (Hebrews 4:13
In the Old Testament, we learn of Job’s sufferings
and his struggle to understand God’s ways. Extreme frustration took over and
Job called out to God “If I have sinned, what [harm] have I done
You, O You Watcher and Keeper of men? (Job 7:20 Amp)

We can almost hear Job’s gut-wrenching outcry; yet, he knew
God watched over him and kept him. Taking a lesson from Job, I know God’s got the whole world securely in
His hands and that brings great comfort, considering the degradation of our
world. Job’s life revealed the utter mercy of a loving Father and how He is in
total control of all things including evil.

Here’s the whole point. In the same way God brought Job
through disaster, he will do the same for us—even if we don’t understand
what’s going on behind the scenes. Also, just as my husband Lee carefully and
gingerly favors his (now grown sons and daughter), our heavenly Father does the
same for His children.

*Blessings to all
natural fathers, spiritual fathers and fathers-to-be this Father’s Day June 15,


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