Sunday, June 20, 2010

A Father's Love...

I think being a parent is truly one of the hardest jobs in the world, but also the most amazing and rewarding one there has ever been too!

I think of my own daddy who loves me incredibly. I think of the times we played bombing together (ask me about it - it truly is a fun game) and the times when he cried the months I was in the wheelchair and even how he put up with me during those crazy hormonal years as a teenager.

I think of my husband and all the sacrifices he makes for his children and me, how he takes every moment to teach and instruct our kids and guide them (and me) toward the love of Jesus. How he puts us first, even giving up his own plans and hobbies because it took him away from us (and God).

And then I think of my Savior and my heavenly daddy in Heaven - Abba Father! How He loves me so much more than even my daddy here on earth, how He loves me and knows me more than my husband (and he knows me all too well). He knows my inmost thoughts, the things I love, the things I hide, the goodness in me and He sees the sins that no one else sees. He loved me even when I rejected Him or was ashamed of knowing Him. He created me and knew me before I was even born and He died on the cross and rose from the grave so that I may have eternal life! Oh my friend, that is what our true father's love is - He loved us even before we knew and loved Him. I don't know if anyone reads this blog, or if it is just my thoughts that are out there in the open for all to see but please know it is our desire for you to know Jesus more and more and to love Him deeper than you have ever thought possible for He truly is our father!

Happy Father's Day to my incredible daddy - Ed, to my amazing husband - Dave, and to my Heavenly Father for loving me unconditionally and for giving me the true gift of life in knowing you!