A Father’s Love
Imagine a first-time Father, sitting in a hospital room, holding His innocent baby boy. The doctor begins, taking needle after needle, pressing them painfully into the boy's tiny limbs. The child is scared, crying, confused, and suffering. Why is the Father permitting such a traumatic and agonizing experience when He could put a stop to it at any time?
But the Father is also struggling. He looks away to allow what He knows must happen in order to make things better in the long run, even though it’s so hard to watch the one He loves so much endure such suffering. But He never left. The Father held on the entire time.
He's still holding on, even when we don't know it.