Adam shares with us his experience in taking his son to the dentist. He tells us:
I didn’t expect a profound lesson about the Father’s heart at the dentist’s office – but I got one. I was there with my 10 year old son. He had an adult tooth coming in under a baby tooth that hadn’t fallen out yet. It had to come out. There was no other way. My son, in tears, pleaded with me:
“Dad isn’t there another way? Can’t we just wait and see? Please Dad, I don’t want to have this tooth pulled!” it just about broke my heart, but I told him,
“son, it’s got to come out. I’m sorry but there is no other way”.
So I held his hand as he wriggled and writhed while the dentist removed that stubborn molar, tears in my eyes too. I couldn’t take his pain away; the best I could offer was to be present with him in it.
This reminds me of the struggle, the anguish, pain and torment that Jesus went through in the garden of Gethsemane, asking His Father for another way. How it must have broken the Father’s heart to see His beloved Son in such agony! Yet there was no other way to save His people.
In our lives, we sometimes face unavoidable, painful moments – just like Adam’s son did. But because of Jesus’ work for us through His Spirit, even in our darkest moments, our loving Heavenly Father is always present with us.
Jesus is only a prayer away.
Thank You Heavenly Father that you are always there and we can call on you at any time. I pray that you will keep us and our families safe this week, in Jesus Name I pray. Amen
God bless you