source: US Government

When I was a young boy, my father was in the military. He went “to the field” a lot – that means he would be gone for days (sometimes weeks) at a time  practicing for war.

When he was gone, life was different. We stayed home more, did fewer fun things, and could not play with Dad.

Even now, thinking back, I can remember the amazing joy and excitement that would flood over me when I heard mom yell, “Dad’s home!”

I would stop whatever I was doing – even if I was using the bathroom – and run out to jump into Dad’s arms, hug him tight, and then tell him all about what  I did while he was gone.

Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. (Isaiah 40:28)

In exile for so long, there is no doubt that sometimes it must have felt as if God had abandoned His chosen people. Having been carried away to Babylon by their conquerors, the dispersed Israelites must have struggled with hopelessness and weariness. I can imagine how they must have lamented over their situation. Here the prophet reminds them that God is everlasting and never tires!

Are you feeling like you are far from home, far from joy? Have you not heard? God is everlasting, the creator of all, and He is coming!

16 thoughts on “have.you.heard”

  1. When I was a kid (4th grade) I lived near Tulsa, Oklahoma. My dad had to travel to Kansas City to work. He would leave on Sunday night and return on Friday night.

    I remember staring at the window waiting for him. Thanks for sparking that memory. 🙂

    I always tell my bride that home is where she is. The same applies to God though sometimes He feels distant. I think it is me who is distant though.

  2. Hiya! I’m not back, just to make sure. Saw your comment on Michaels blog. But had to read of course your post now. Really a beautiful story and to come up with that verse. After reading Dusty’s post this one is like a waterfall refreshing my heart and soul. All of a sudden I see Dusty’s post differently now. I compare yours and his and it’s a beautiful message. Thanks for letting me hear He is God and His love is everlasting. From there I can carry on, also loving others the way He loves us and carry on helping those He wants me to help. wow! Sir Mixed-a-lot, you did well today. 😀

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