There was a twelve years old boy, he ran away from home which caused his parents a great deal of grief and dismay. When he returned in the wee small hours in the morning, he expected to be punished. Instead, his Mom and Dad embraced him. For the next couple of weeks, his Dad took him into his work and showed him around the engineering factory, where he was manager. At night time, they both worked on a project - the building of a small wooden red biplane.
The biplane was a replica of a drawing taken from one of his favorite comic books. His Dad was a superb draughtsman and it fascinated the boy to watch his dad create a blueprint for the wings, fuselage, wheels, and propeller. He was putting a lot of time and effort into this project, more than he could really afford because he was a very busy manager. By the end of the month, they finished the biplane and he proudly displayed it on his bedroom table. It was the first thing he saw each morning and the last thing he looked at each night.
By taking time to make the biplane, his Dad was showing him all that he did. He was also giving him all of his attentive love. Ever since then, he loved to do model aircraft. Each time when he took some precious time to build one, it took him back to those days when a troubled and insecure boy found strength and love in his Father's patience, forgiveness, and care.
No matter where we are today, what we are experiencing, or whatever we may have to endure, our Heavenly Father embraces and abides with us, showing us His love through all that He does.
For the Father loves the Son and shows him all he does. Yes, to your amazement he will show him even greater things than these.
- John 5:20
Dear Lord we thank You for sharing Your Father with us and for the gift of His amazing love, which promises us of greater things to come. In Jesus’ name, Amen.