The Ultimate Father

12 Oct

My brother and his wife came to visit on Sunday. (One of the best gifts my brother has ever given me is my beautiful sister-in-law!) Together we ate Sunday dinner, and then spent the afternoon sorting through some dusty boxes of our dad’s old memories – faded treasures of a life well-lived.

Among the bits and pieces, we found our dad’s grade-school report cards, the registration from his first car (a Ford DeSoto), and college tuition receipts from his days as a student at the University of South Dakota. We also found a few letters he had written to our grandparents when my brother and I were young children.

Interesting, those letters…  Apparently, I had been a “pill” when it came to potty-training — and all these years I had no idea! Funny to read about experiences that my brother and I had been too young to remember — family bike rides, a broken washing machine, a get-together with cousins, an afternoon at the park.

Last month I wrote a post in memory my dad. A few of you shared that, when it comes to fathers, you had not been so blessed.

Whether you’ve lost a wonderful father or if your father has been less than a blessing in your life, I would like to remind you, if I may, that you do indeed have a loving heavenly Father.

You are and always will be His precious child. And I believe it breaks His heart when you are hurting – whether from breast cancer or something else that has taken place in your life. He sees your tears. Every one of them. He feels your heartache and pain.

If the child in you is still longing for someone who is not there, consider your heavenly Father. I believe He longs to heal you and love you and bless you in ways far beyond what you can imagine. It’s true — He’s the ultimate Father. Open up your arms. Nothing can compare to His tender embrace.

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One Response to “The Ultimate Father”

  1. Jaclyn October 13, 2010 at 11:19 am #

    Thank you Jill. This is a reminder I always welcome.
    God bless you.

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