I wrote a poem to my Father to try to articulate just how powerful the example he set for me was in regards to the relationship I now have with my Heavenly Father. I've shared it before, but am sharing it again in hopes that a Father will read it and be inspired to be such an example.
My relationship with God the Father was strengthened by the example you set.
I know Him as my provider, as you have never failed to meet any need that was within your power to grant.
I know Him to be forgiving as you chose to look beyond my faults and give me another chance...and another one...and another.
I know Him to be all powerful as you have shown me how even you will move heaven and earth to fix any problem that would cause me harm.
I know of His wisdom, because you have enlightened me through His written word so I could understand what is best for me.
I know of Him to be patient as you have tried to teach me the same things over and over, sometimes years of trying until I finally "got it"!
I know of His compassion as I watched you reach out to the lowest of the low,and to those who were down and out and "undeserving".
I know of His joy as you have passed along your wonderful sense of humor to me.
I know Him as my protector as I have always felt safe knowing that you are around and that NOTHING will ever come between the two of us.
I know of His Peace because you have always been a refuge for me when I'm in need- I can always run and hide in your strong arms.
I feel the love of God in ways many will never know, not only because you have continually pointed me toward Him, but by your example as a Father. I know Him as One who takes pride in His creation and enjoys my company. I can feel His delight in me, and I know I am a treasure. Not because of who I am, but because of whose I am.
I am a unique creation of the Most High God. Valued highly and I am not replaceable.
Thank you, Dad, for giving me this priceless gift.
Happy Father's Day.
I love you.
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