Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Awaiting My Father's Return~

Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching. Luke 12:37a
When I was four years old, my father moved our family out of the city and out into the country. 

Our house, surrounded by acres of open pasture, was miles away from our nearest neighbor. Here, there were no paved roads, only long, dusty dirt roads.

My father still worked in the nearby city and I missed him while he was away. Most evenings, we were already in bed by the time my father finally returned home. 

But, in the summer, the days grew longer and we were allowed to stay up later. Each evening as the day was drawing to a close, my father would return home to find me waiting outside in our front yard, anxious to greet him as he pulled off the dirt road and into our driveway.

“How is it that you are always here waiting for me?” he asked one day. “Every night I come home at a different time. How do you always know when I’m coming?”

“Oh, that’s easy,” I replied. “All evening long, I watch for your dust.”

"My dust?” he questioned.
dust clouds
{Photo Credit}

“Yep!” I answered.

“When I see a cloud of dust across the pasture, I know you are coming down the road and I run out to meet you!”

Just as my father was faithful to return each evening, our Heavenly Father will be faithful to return one day, too.

Soon, with power and great glory, surrounded by a cloud of angels, He will appear.

How I long for the day when I will see my precious Jesus coming and will be able to run to meet Him.

Heavenly Father,
Thank you for blessing my life with such a wonderful earthly Father. Just like I couldn't wait for my Daddy to get home each night, I can't wait for you, my Abba Father, to come back and take us all home to Heaven with you. Please come soon, Father. Until then... I've got my eye on the Eastern sky and I'll keep on watching for you.
In Jesus' name, Amen~

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