Posts Tagged ‘children’

In my mid twenties I bought a 1978 Datsun 280Z. It was British racing green and just beautiful. For weeks I would look out the window to see it sitting in my driveway and think, man, I can’t believe that’s mine. Of course after a few weeks the newness and excitement went away.

For the last nearly eighteen years I’ve got to experience an even more wonderful elation as I look at our children every chance I can. My favorite is when they’re asleep. Every day I think, God, I can’t believe you let me be their dad. This newness and elation only increases as time goes by.

Multiply this by infinity and that’s how God feels about you. It’s okay to feel pretty great about this, you might even say, man, I can’t believe I get to be His.

We all have them. I often apologize to our children for whatever their father issues are going to be. None of us are perfect, even Adam and Eve rebelled and they did have the perfect Father. I hope the key to minimizing the pain and damage our children experience because I’m unable to accurately represent the same perfect love their Heavenly Father has for them, is the ability to admit it. To own up to my shortcomings and point them to The One who truly is able to love them in the completely unique and totally fulfilling way their hearts yearn for.

Anywhere you spot God is incredible. My favorite is when I see Him in our children.

In Deed

Posted: September 25, 2011 in Uncategorized
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We can’t be all talk: “But whoever has this world’s goods, and sees his brother in need and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide in him? My little children let us not love in word or tongue, but in deed and in truth.”