Jesus resplendent with light from God the Father as the voice of Majestic Glory spoke: “This is my Son, marked by my love, focus of all my delight.” (Peter 1:17 Message Bible)
Itâ€™s in the character of our Heavenly Father to show us the same honor and approval as He did His beloved son Jesus.
One day while sitting in a conference during a break—my attention was drawn to a tall striking man who I found out later was an evangelist. This man had such charisma that he was almost intimidating. He was probably 65 years old and looked to be 6â€™4â€ť tall. There were several people who had gathered around him.
During one of the breaks in the conference the Lord spoke to me and told me to go over and hold this man as a father would hold his son. I thought about this for awhile and wondered how I could possibly do such a thing since I had never met the man.
After wrestling with myself for awhile I reluctantly went over to the man and simply said—stand up. The evangelist looked at me in total amazement for awhile and finely stood up. I walked up to him and put my arms around him and began holding him as a father would his child. While holding him I told the man the Lord told me to say to him that he knew what he was going through and that everything was going to be alright. This giant of a man began to cry while melting in my arms and thanking me for such boldness and obedience. I held him for a long while as he wept. When I let go of him I walked away and never saw the man again.
There are times in our life when going through difficult times that we need the heavenly father to hold us and tell us that everything is going to be alright.
Do we ever get too old to not need for the Father to hold us? I donâ€™t think so—because God is in the holding business and He has created us to be â€śholdersâ€ť as well.
I thank you for approving us by showing us your love through holding. I pray I will continue to grow in the ministry of holding and healing as well.
Apostle John Dean Copyright 2009 All Rights Reserved
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