Deuteronomy 1:29-31 "Then I said to you, 'Do not be terrified, or afraid of them. The LORD your God, who goes before you, He will fight for you, according to all He did for you in egypt before your eyes, and in the wilderness where you saw how the LORD your God carried you, as a man carries his son, in all the way that you went until you came to this place.'"
"Carry me, Daddy"....I can remember saying to my own daddy as a tired little red-headed girl after a long busy day of play on the farm. I was too sleepy to walk another step, and I needed someone bigger and stronger to pick me up and carry me up to my bed and tuck me in for the night.
"Carry me, Daddy," I can hear my own three little boys say to their Daddy at the end of a long, exhausting day of riding bikes and climbing trees and playing cowboys and indians...and finally reaching that point of not being able to make their little legs move any further.
"Carry me, Daddy," I can hear my little grandson say to his daddy, my grown-up son, after a long day spent with his Grandma and Grandpa and Mama and Daddy at the Fryeburg Fair, riding every ride, looking at every cow, horse, sheep, goat, chicken, pig, and whatever else there was to see that he just couldn't bear to miss.
"Carry me, Abba Father," I have often said to my Father God at the end of a long, frightening, heart wrenching period of wondering why things were happening the way they were, and what possible good could come out of the difficult trials and tribulations we have often had to endure throughout our lives.
I love what God tells the children of Israel as they faced the giants in the Land of Canaan, the "Promised Land"...
"Do not be terrified, or afraid of them. The LORD your God, who goes before you, He will fight for you...according to all He did for you in Egypt before your eyes, and in the wilderness where you saw how the LORD your God CARRIED YOU, AS A MAN CARRIES HIS SON..."
This same Lord, our Redeemer, Abba Father, Jesus...carries us, just as a "man carries his son"... Oh! What comfort! What peace...What sweet tenderness...
"Jesus loves me, this I know! For the Bible tells me so. Little ones to Him belong,They are weak, but HE is strong! Yes, Jesus loves me! Yes, Jesus loves me! Yes, Jesus loves me! The Bible tells me so!"
"Carry Me, Jesus."Amen