Sunday, June 19, 2016

The Father's Manifesto

I am your dad. 
You can count on me to love you, pray for you, stand with you, through thick and thin.
You have me to fight for you, protect you, care for you, carry you…cover you.
I am your dad and there’s nothing you can do about it. I am here for you. As long as there is breath in this body you can count on me.
But, I am not the strongest or smartest, fastest or handsomest. I make mistakes, I fall, I run, I cry, I bleed.
Nevertheless, I am the best, at being me. A part of being me, is being your dad. In that, I promise to do my best.
I have faith that together we can weather any storm, because even in my weakness—especially in my weakness—I’ve learned where I can go. I have a Source of strength and wisdom and protection and love that never fails.
You see, I too, have a Father who covers me. He is really the One who has commissioned me with the honor of being your dad; to pray for you, to cover you. As He covers me—I cover you.
And so, no matter how dark the night or how long the road, I have hope. Even if there comes a day when I’ll no longer be just a phone call away…I do not fear, because I’ve given you back to the Father. 
You see, He gave us to each other for just a little while; me to help you and you to help me. So, my prayer and His will be fulfilled. That one Father’s Day, we’ll stand united and call Him Dad, and He will smile and say…

 “Well done my good and faithful son, and daughter...I AM, your Dad.”

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