|Meet my Daddy... - Jun 17|
|2012 - Letters to the Editor|
|Saturday, 16 June 2012 22:21|
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Matt 18:3 Jesus said to his disciples, “In truth I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the Kingdom of Heaven.” Psalm 27:10 “Even if my father and mother abandon me, the LORD will hold me close.”
The strongest faith that anyone could ever have in God, is like that of a little child with a loving parent, a faith that operates something like this: ‘My daddy loves me. My daddy is the best daddy in the universe. When I need or want anything, I ask my daddy, and if I ask for something that is not good for me, my daddy will know, and he won’t let me have it. Sometimes I may cry and stomp my feet when I don’t get my way, but in my heart, I know how much daddy loves me, and then I remember that he always has something much better for me than what I thought I wanted. When I am sad, my daddy comforts me. When people treat me badly, he pats my pain and helps me to feel happy again. When I am in trouble, he always knows what to do, and he always sends help, sometimes in ways that seem like magic, but I don’t try to figure it out. I really don’t even think about anything that I need or want, because I know that my daddy is in charge, and he will take care of everything. And besides, my daddy told me that he will NEVER, EVER leave me. Sometimes, when I don’t feel like doing what is right, my daddy puts his hands on my head and says something about grace. He said that Jesus made everything right, and that I must always come to him first for help to behave myself. My daddy told me that the closer I am to Him, and the more I learn to trust him, the easier it will be for me to have the kind of life he wants for me. But when I make a mistake and do something wrong, I feel really, really sad that I hurt my wonderful daddy, so I tell Him how sorry I am, and he just hugs me and tells me it’s okay. If I remind him any day after of what I did, he never, ever remembers. Every day I sit on his lap, and we chat about everything; he listens quietly to all that I have to say, then he tells me it’s his turn to talk – his words are just awesome. My daddy is nothing like some of these poor little fathers here on earth, who make mistakes, who do bad things, who could be mean, and who sometimes run away from their children. No, my daddy is perfect, gentle, and so, so loving. He can fly through the skies, walk on water, and move mountains better than Superman ! Yep, that’s my daddy God. And he’s your daddy God too!’ Relationship with God is key; don’t ever make faith complicated, keep it as simple as A B C: Ask, Believe, Conquer.
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