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.