Even though I was in my 40s, when my father died in February 2010 and my mother followed in September 2010, I still felt orphaned.
I had been blessed to have had both a wonderful (albeit imperfect) father and mother. Yet even in the most natural of circumstances, diseases beyond their control, I still felt an unnatural sense of being forsaken, left alone in the world.
What did David mean in Psalm 27:10 about his parents forsaking him? We have no record of his parents turning their back on him.
Regardless, we all know this: Even on our best days, other humans will let us down. Intentionally or otherwise. That’s a surety.
But God? He will never turn His back on us when we run to Him. He will always receive us with open arms.
May we turn to Him over and over this week as we meditate on the words of Psalm 27:10.
For my father and my mother have forsaken me, but the LORD will take me in.