The Amazing Love of GodSue Afutu
“Never! Can a mother forget her nursing child? Can she feel no love for the child she has borne? But even if that were possible, I would not forget you! See, I have written your name on the palms of my hands. Always in my mind is a picture of Jerusalem’s walls in ruins. Isaiah 49:15-16 NLT
My second daughter is a toddler and as is the case with toddlers she needs to be attended to, given her meals etc. A few days ago, I was busy in the room trying to get some work done, so I asked my daughter’s nanny to feed her. Soon after I heard my daughter crying and then it dawned on me that her nanny had forgotten the instruction and had gone off to do something else. Thus I had to go to the kitchen to get it done myself.
As children of God, we are always in God’s sight. We are the apple of His eye. He has inscribed us in the palm of His hand. He knows our needs even before we ask.
Someone may wonder why we have to pray if He already knows our needs. There are times when God will provide for our needs even when we haven’t asked. There are other times when He provides for our needs after we have asked. Either way He chooses to do it, it must strengthen our faith in His goodness.
Let’s be comforted and know that no matter what we may be going through, the Lord has not forgotten us. The psalmist David said ‘even if my father and mother abandon me, the Lord will hold me close’ . Psalms 27:10 NLT