Because He Always Does

Because He Always Does

When my children were young, I was privileged and blessed that I was able to stay at home with them during the day. However, my part-time job took me away from home most evenings, leaving my husband, Stan, in charge of their care. Whether I was home or at work, every night Stan would read a story to each of our children during their early childhood years. In those moments, they were fortunate to have their dad’s undivided attention.

In a few days our “baby” girl will turn 15 years old! Yet she still calls out to her dad at night for some kind of random help—to answer a question, to be tucked in, to turn off the light, etc. One recent evening, she called out to her dad when I was just footsteps away. I peeked in her room and asked her why she always calls for her dad to tend to her needs. She simply said, “because he always does.”

Monica appreciates that her dad has consistently been there for her when she needs him. He is a nurturing, generous, compassionate, loving father—just as God, our Father, is to all of us.

And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus (Phil 4:19).

During this Lenten season, may we all become more in tune with God’s awesome generosity and infinite love for us through our prayers and our actions. For when we pray to God, we have the absolute assurance that he will be there for us, guiding us along our journey, caring for our needs and answering our prayers. Why? Because he always does. And he always will.

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About the Author

Sharon Lape is an editorial assistant in the periodicals department at Franciscan Media. She also researches and provides content for the popular Minute Meditations feature. Sharon is a wife and a mother of four children.
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  • Monica Lape

    Where’s the pictures?

  • Jill Hotopp Pinotti

    Love it! You have a wonderful family! This is also a good reminder that God (our Father) is always here for us too. Thanks! :)

  • Erin Pascal

    Thank you for this beautiful reminder Sharon! Indeed, one of the greatest joys of being a Christian is knowing that the Creator and Ruler of the Universe will always be there for me–no matter what!

    Deutoronomy 31:6, “Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”

  • Erin Pascal

    Wonderful article! Indeed, God is always there for us. He is there and is watching and listening to us through prayers. It was a great pleasure reading your article. May God bless you. :)

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