When Noah was a baby Jeff would whistle the same few notes to him. As he grew into a toddler Noah could be anywhere and if Jeff whistled those few notes he would come running. Even if we were not where he could see us and no matter what he was doing as soon as Noah heard that whistle he would turn and look for Jeff. Sometimes Noah would not see us but we would be watching him. He would think he was lost and you could see the panic on his face, but as soon as he heard that whistle you could see calm come over him. That whistle represented love and safety for Noah. That whistle meant that his Daddy was watching over him.
I feel as if God whistles for us all the time. I have heard God whistle for me a lot in the last few months. I hear him calling me to love and safety even when I cannot see him. This is what he tells me in His word…
The Lord your God is with you,
HE is mighty to save.
HE will take great delight in you,
HE will quiet you with HIS love,
HE will rejoice over you with singing.
As Father’s Day approaches I have been thinking of that bond that Jeff had with both of his children. He took such great delight in Kristen and Noah. They were so blessed to have a Father that loved them unconditionally and he loved them both with his whole heart. He adored them and I mean adored!! He left them with a beautiful example of what an earthly Father who loves Jesus looks like.
What a comfort it is for me now to know that even though their earthly father has gone to be with Jesus that their Heavenly Father is still whistling for them. HE is still mighty to save them TODAY, HE will take great delight in them TODAY, HE will quiet them with HIS love TODAY, and HE will rejoice over them with singing ALL the days of their life!!