Your Father Knows the Steps by Shanna Gregor

Your Father Knows the Steps
Shanna D. Gregor

I carry vivid pictures in my mind as a four- or five-year-old looking down at my little white, frilly laced, sock-feet, as they move without effort from me. My tiny hands grasped tightly by my father’s rough and sturdy ones. My little feet rest securely atop my father’s heavy, leather work boots—each tiny foot planted on top of his.

An image like that from my childhood reminds me of God’s love. It is easy to go from that memory into my imagination—watching myself dance with my Heavenly Father. No matter what age I am, I see myself as that little girl moving with him.

Repeatedly throughout Scripture God shows His great, divine, everlasting kindness. Nehemiah 9:17 says:

“And they refused to listen, And did not remember Thy wondrous deeds which Thou hadst performed among them; So they became stubborn and appointed a leader to return to their slavery in Egypt. But Thou art a God of forgiveness, Gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in lovingkindness, and Thou didst not forsake them.”[1]

He knows the tune we dan ...

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