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Safely Abide

There is no one perfect way to be a good mother. Each situation is unique. Each mother has different challenges, different skills and abilities and certainly different children. . . What matters is that a mother LOVES HER CHILDREN DEEPLY! – M. Russel Ballard

Helen Steiner Rice once said: A mother’s love is like a fortress and we seek protection there when the waves of tribulation seem to drown us in despair.

The protective love of a mother is a reflection of God’s love and protection for His children. Mothers and children can turn to our Heavenly Father for protection in times of trouble or for help in daily life. We all have a place to safely abide.

~ Happy Mother’s Day.

Under His Wings

Under His wings I am safely abiding,
Though the night deepens and tempests are wild,
Still I can trust Him; I know He will keep me,
He has redeemed me, and I am His child.

Refrain
Under His wings, under His wings,
Who from His love can sever?
Under His wings my soul shall abide,
Safely abide forever.

Under His wings, what a refuge in sorrow!
How the heart yearningly turns to His rest!
Often when earth has no balm for my healing,
There I find comfort, and there I am blessed.
Refrain

Under His wings, oh, what precious enjoyment!
There will I hide till life’s trials are o’er;
Sheltered, protected, no evil can harm me,
Resting in Jesus, I’m safe evermore.
Refrain

Words: William O. Cushing (1896)
Music: Ira D. Sankey
Audio: Stephen Sollars
Photo: Josie Rader

strengthen

For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to Him.
2 Chronicles 16:9a (NIV)
Photo by Aaron Lazar
aaronlazar.blogspot.com

fly

Smell the sea, and feel the sky. Let your soul and spirit fly.”
– Van Morrison
Photo by Jean Pike

good, good father

I’ve heard a thousand stories of what they think you’re like
But I’ve heard the 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
I’ve seen many searching for answers far and wide
But I know we’re all searching
For answers only you provide
‘Cause you know just what we need
Before we say a word
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
Because you are perfect in all of your ways
You are perfect in all of your ways
You are perfect in all of your ways to us
-Chris Tomlin
Photo by Marge McCoy

For you have not received a spirit of bondage again to fear, but you have received the Spirit of divine adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!”
Romans 8:15