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Ange and Jack

“We have heard with our ears, O God, our fathers have told us, what work thou didst in their days, in the times of old.” (Psalm 44:1)

Not everyone had a father who knew the Lord and passed on that legacy. I did. This is what my daughter wrote about her dad.

Where Would I be Without My Dad?

That could be answered easily. Without my Dad, I would not exist. True.

However, what if he wasn’t the man he is? What if he was strung out on drugs or was in prison? Where would I be?

I actually shutter to think about that.

You see, my father was always a picture of God to me. Even when I didn’t deserve it, my father still loved me. Even when I broke his heart, which I did repeatedly, he still helped me. Even when I was so far from right, he still gave me hope.

I didn’t see this until I was older.

When I was a child, I loved my dad! I looked up to him and wanted to be so close to him. I was Daddy’s little girl for sure! My dad could not say no to these big blue eyes! As I got older, I still longed to be close to him. When I got my learners permit, we would drive around for hours listening to CCR and laughing. It was really a great time in my life. After that, I got pulled away more and more from him until I actually blamed him for where I was in life, for my bad breaks and my choices.

It wasn’t until I had nothing that I realized that my Dad was exactly like God.

We long to be close to him. We look up to him and he cherishes us and wants only the best for us. We stay close but soon we are pulled away by the world. The world makes us hard and we run far from God. We start to believe that he is not for us anymore and that it is HIS fault why we are in the mess we are in. Yet, through it all, he is still waiting at the door to see us pull in the driveway. He still welcomes us in and gives us all we need, no matter where we just came from.

God is our father. He will never look away when you talk to him. He will never shut you out. He is love and he loves you!

Thank you God for giving me a father that modeled your love to me. Thank you for his life and thank you for using him to get to me.

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