A Moment of Clarity at 3:28 a.m.

My daughter and I were having some problems communicating; that is unusual for us, so it was weighing heavily on me.  She was out late and I felt hurt and angry at her because I was having to get up and give her dog, Awlee, a bath.  It turns out Awlee is allergic to fleas so we have to give her a flea pill because she has a terrible reaction to flea bites and starts pulling her hair out. 😁 We must have missed a pill and Awlee was fussing and scratching and keeping me awake.

Finally, I got up and put her in the bathtub.  As I washed her, I imagined Jesus washing the fleas off of me, He wouldn’t be mad or complaining, He would just do it! Then the song, “Good Good Father” by Housefires, went through my head so I began to listen to it:

“I’ve heard a thousand stories of what they think you’re like

But I’ve heard tender whispers of love in the dead of night

And you tell me that you’re pleased

And that I’m never alone

You’re a Good, Good Father

It’s who you are, it’s who you are, it’s who you are

And I’m loved by you

It’s who I am, it’s who I am, it’s who I am”

As I listened all I could see was an image of a knife being sharpened. It was clear, all of my trials lately are just to “sharpen” me!  He Is a good good Father! At that moment my perspective had been changed; “Awww, you’ve been here the whole time!”

“When Jacob awoke from his sleep, he thought, “Surely the Lord is in this place, and I was not aware of it.”  Genesis 28:16 NIV

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