“And he will turn the hearts of the fathers
to their children and the hearts of the children
to their fathers…” Malachi 4:16 (ESV)
I’m perplexed, daily,
by this last verse in the Old Testament.
“…to turn the hearts of the fathers to their children…”
How is this accomplished Lord?
I was blessed with a wonderful earthly father
whose heart was always
turned toward me.
Even when I needed a beating
for making a wrong choice or
heading down the path of destruction.
In his love and attention,
I always knew his heart was for me.
His life choices reflected this truth
I felt it in my heart.
Daily I see,
Children who once came through
the open school door
happy and smiling.
as dead men,
with rattling chains
When a passing smile in the hallway,
brought joy and a smile in return from theirs.
Now, a trip to the Office for a “belly ache”
and a tear of truth no band aide,
or remedy can cure.
“He will turn the father’s hearts to the children.”
Lord, we need Your Holy Spirit more and more.
Draw them Lord,
Lead them home,
Fetch their wandering eyes,
And bring their fathers home.
The hearts of Your children are broken.
Sadden by the choices their parents do make.
In this season of joy and gladness,
You are the Miracle it takes!
No hug or smile will bind the wounds
Too deep to aide or cover.
Lord, I’m asking You restore,
and return their parents,
One to Love each other.
May Your Holy Spirit burn brighter
Than any Christmas tree,
As You heal the hearts of
Your children, and
Return their fathers
What’s the answer Lord?
Hebrew Word for “Turn” – #7725
Sheen – ש – picture of fire – consuming fire.
Vav – ו – picture of a nail – as joined together.
Bet – ב – picture of a tent – a house or heart where the Holy Spirit lives.
Word picture truth:
- Consuming Fire joined to the heart.
New Testament Scripture Truth: (Same Scripture as Malachi 4:16)
“And he (speaking John his name means Grace in Hebrew)
…and he will go before Him (speaking of Jesus) in the
Spirit and power of Elijah (Grace)
To turn the hearts of the fathers to
The children…”Luke 1:16-17 (ESV)
John’s first words to the people,
“I baptize you with water,
but He Who is mightier than I is coming
…He will baptizing you
with the Holy Spirit
and fire.” Luke 3:16 (ESV)
It takes the Grace of Christ,
And the Power of His Holy Spirit
To “turn” and change the
Hearts of men and women
To their children.
Jesus is the Miracle
Of this Season,
The Light, Truth and Power
Beyond ALL of man’s reason!
God bless and may there be
Joy, healing and
Hearts “turn” to the
In Jesus Name.