Sunday, June 19, 2011

To My True Father

Happy Father's Day to my true Father.  No earthly Dad could have the affect on me that You have had.  You're the perfect balance of grace, mercy, and discipline.  I feel cherished always.  You are my Protector;  I feel safe always as I hide myself in you like a little girl standing behind her Dad.  Yet, you know when to "flip the nest over" and make me fly.  I always hate that, but in the end must admit what You did was the best thing for me.

I pray I carry Your resemblance.  I want Your eyes that I might see things from Your perspective.  I want hands like Yours that I might do the things You do and touch the people You touch.  I want feet just like Yours so I will go only the places You would go.  Most importantly, I want Your heart so I can love like You love at all times.  Your Word says I already have Your mind through my oneness with Jesus (1 Corinthians 2:16), so help me use it more, please.

I hope You feel loved and cherished today, not just by me, but by all of Your children.  I don't know how You make each of us feel like we are so special, but You do.  Because of Your faith in me I can reach for the stars.  Because of the hope I have in You I can face whatever life brings my way.  Because of the joy You fill me with I can rejoice always, even in suffering.  And because of the love you lavish on me there is no longer any emptiness inside of me.  You are my everything, my Abba---Daddy.

2 comments:

  1. So beautifully said Patty! I am so thankful my Heavenly Father loves me unconditionally and with a love like no other. I pray I too can love like He does. The song, "Joyful, joyful, we adore thee" is coming to my mind today. Thanks for these words. Loved them.

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  2. Dear Patty, I love this love letter to your Abba Father! What an important thing to remember that we bear His resemblance. If we did that before we respond to people and situations how would that change our response?

    Thank you for sharing your heart and love for your One True Father.

    Indeed I do see a family resemblance in you Patty.

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