does it mean to be a father? Is it about
a person who provides a shelter, food, and clothes for their family? Does it refer to the way they protect their
children from harm, even to the point of putting their own lives on the
line? Or can being a father simply be
described as someone who loves their sons and daughters unconditionally
forever? No matter how you define what
it means to be a father, one thing is absolutely for certain. Fathers are always ready to hand out advice,
allowances, and accolades, making them irreplaceable heroes in the eyes of
I am blessed to have a dad who loves me unconditionally. He is always there for me when I need him and he is the rock my foundation is built upon. My mama and daddy taught me the most important lesson of all: a life with God at the center is the life worth living. No matter what I am going through, my dad always has a word of wisdom or encouragement, or maybe just a hug to let me know he cares and he understands. I am grateful to have such a loving father and I know I am blessed beyond measure to enjoy such a special father-daughter relationship. It is something I cherish and will never take for granted.
Similarly, our Heavenly Father watches over us, day and night. When we feel alone, He is there. When we are afraid, He sends His Comforter. When we just need to know that everything will be okay, He will provide the calm assurance we so desperately need. He has already carried our load, mended our broken hearts, and restored our lives. All we have to do is call on the name of Jesus. Just like the young Cherokee boy who could not see his father sitting beside him all through the night, we need to have faith that everything will be alright. We do not have to see Jesus Christ to know that He is with us. We simply need to trust that He will watch over us in the darkest nights and protect us from all harm. Our Heavenly Father knows our needs before we ask. He loves us with a fierce, unconditional love. Best of all, He is always sitting on the stump right beside us.
In Christ's Love,