“Let the beloved of the LORD rest secure in him, for he shields him all day long, and the one the LORD loves rests between his shoulders.” –Deuteronomy 33:12
The heat is intolerable. Her face is flushed. Her little cheeks look like lollipops, white with red centers. The little stick supporting that lollipop is nearly collapsing from over use.
Layer after layer has been peeled away.
That baby girl is a cancer survivor. Our baby girl. Strong willed, yet needing strength. She never had the physical strength most kids had. Chemotherapy contributed to that. Her ankles weak, she tripped often.
The sun’s rays blare down. Unbearable, visible heat rises from the pavement. Heat derives from all directions. Perspiration makes her golden locks curl tighter. Sweet baby. Exhausted. A shadow overtakes that baby girl. She is shaded. She looks heavenward. She is relieved. Her father is there. He has come to save her. Without hesitation, she reaches her little arms up high.
Her father loves her enormously, and he’ll gladly take on her extra weight so she can rest. Without hesitation, he grabs her under the arms lifting her high up over his head, trying to keep from knocking off his ball cap, and sets her right between his shoulders. He carries her.
Baby girl rests secure in her father’s strength. A new countenance emerges. Life is viewed from a much different perspective. A better perspective. An amazing view. She is high and lifted up.
Needing strength, baby girl’s father carried her until she grew too big to carry. Year after year. We are the beloved of the LORD, and we can rest between His shoulders. Are you hurting? Does life feel intolerable in this moment? Your Father is there.
There is nothing too big He cannot carry.
Peel away those layers of resistance, and let Him know a rest is needed.
Invite Him to come and see the pain–
The One who longs for your company
The One who yearns to walk life’s journey with you
Without hesitation, reach arms high. Let Him rescue. He promises to carry you. Without hesitation, He’ll set you right between His shoulders. Our Father is big and strong. You are secure. You are shielded.
You are the one He loves.
An amazing ride awaits you with an amazing view. Rest high and lifted up.