December 14, 2011
I Want a Daddy
I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters (2 Corinthians 6:18 emphasis added, NIV).
Friend to Friend
Several years ago, my friend Gayle learned a wonderful lesson from her pint-size granddaughter. Carlie was sitting in the back seat of Gayle’s car with her little best friend. Carlie and this little friend were born on the same day, and their moms were in hospital rooms right beside each other. Not only that, the two girls lived in the same apartment complex. One difference was that Carlie’s friend never knew her father. Her mom had boyfriends that came and went through the years, but never a real dad.
When Gayle kept Carlie on the weekends, sometimes her best friend came along. That meant that on Sunday’s when Gayle and her granddaughter went to church, Carlie’s little friend went along, too.
One day, Gayle had both girls in the back seat when she was running an errand. They were about five-years-old at the time. And out of the blue, Carlie’s little friend said, “I wish I had a daddy like you have a daddy.”
And Carlie replied, “Oh you do have a daddy.”
“No I don’t. I want a daddy like you have a daddy. I wish I had a daddy.”
“But you do have a daddy,” Carlie answered back. “We all have a daddy. God is our daddy. He’s everybody’s daddy.”
Gayle looked in her rearview mirror and saw Carlie’s friend hold up her hands in exasperation. “Why has nobody ever told me this?”
How precious! Listen. I have a daddy. You have a daddy. God is your Father and He loves you more than you could ever know. Today, my prayer is that you’ll know just how much your Heavenly Father loves you! He’s crazy about you and excited to spend this time with you. Trust God! He’s got so much to share with you.
Dear Abba Father, I am trusting You today! I am so thankful that You are my heavenly Father who loves me unconditionally, cares for me unceasingly, and provides for me unreservedly.
In Jesus’ Name,
Now It’s Your Turn
Make a list of everything you want in a father.
Then go back to that list and put a check beside every one of those qualities that you see in God.
Let’s chat. Visit my Facebook page at www.facebook.com/sharonjaynesand tell me one quality of God as you father that means the most to you.
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