This song expresses the simple delight and confidence we have in our Heavenly Father as His children. A gem of a song from our top selling album Seek My Face.
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My Father who feeds me
The song was written from a heart of thankfulness that we are not left alone in this world as fatherless children. The world can be a cruel place, and we need to know we are not left to our own devices in confronting the many challenges life can bring. We were never meant to “do it alone.”
“My Father who feeds me”
Jesus said to look at the sparrows as evidence that God cares for us. There is always enough for them to eat. They do not sow, they do not reap, yet our heavenly Father cares for them. Not one sparrow falls to the ground without our Heavenly Father’s knowledge. Are we not worth more than many sparrows? And so we rest our head on the pillow at night knowing that tomorrow will not catch God by surprise, and our daily bread will be supplied.
“My shepherd who leads me.”
Throughout life’s journey we have the consolation that God is with us. In the storms of life we are not abandoned like lost wrecks at sea, we have confidence that God is with us every step of the way. We have a shepherd who leads us. He goes before us, He goes behind us, He is with us every step of the way.
There are times in life when we do not feel as though God is our shepherd at all. If God is with us, why has all this calamity befallen us?
You may have seen the picture of one set of footprints in the sand with the following caption:
“My precious child, I never left you during your time of trial. Where you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you.”
Of one thing we can be certain, God does not lead us into temptation, or harm, or the valley of death or any other evil thing. God is love, and love does not lead where love does not go. “Shall not the judge of all the earth do right?” We can be confident that God will act in accordance with His divine nature of perfect love, and not send sickness or trial to any of His children any more than any of us as natural parents would do such a thing. “If you being evil know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly father give good things to those who seek Him?”
If God is my shepherd, I shall lack nothing, and be lead forth with peace and joy knowing that He cares for everything that I care about. When I know I have a loving heavenly Father, I can worship a God like that.
The song is very simple in its production. The lovely acoustic guitar picking has several overdubs making it a feature of the accompaniment, but the piano part is very simple, consisting of simple block chords being played on every beat of the bar. The song is a completely spontaneous composition, and it was played this way with a focus on beholding the goodness of God in worship, and not with a desire to impress anybody with the piano playing. It was left in this fashion so that the listener can participate in the moment that gave birth to the song – one of gazing upon Him in worship – a moment of thankfulness that we have a loving Father who cares for us, and leads us not just through the daily affairs of life in the here and now, but in the way of life everlasting.