To the Best Dad Ever

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 Posted by Lisa Arnold

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"For those he foreknew he also predestined" Rm 8:29


Hi Papa, just this morning I was remembering all those times I choose to pierce your heart. Those times you knew were coming and yet still loved me. It amazes me to think that in your knowing, you prepared ahead of time. You prepared my reconciliation to you, my redemption story. Reclaimed me.

I can look back and see how you meticulously laid out points along my path that would bring healing and wholeness. I can look back on those times when I was heading to my complete demise, all by my own choosing, and you shut down everything around me. You cut me off from my perceived momentary destination so I could keep on track to my eternal destiny. You save me from me.

I can also look back on those times you left me to suffer the natural consequences of my actions, because I wanted what was mine. I messed up. I thought you would never love me again. So I lived as a slave in a far off land. I never knew you spent your days looking over the horizon, waiting for the day you would see me coming while I was still a far way off. (Luke 15:11-32)

I look back on that day you ran to me, clothed me with new purpose. I'm amazed at your wisdom, your patience, your persistence.

Father, "You know me inside and out,
    you know every bone in my body;
You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit,
    how I was sculpted from nothing into something.
Like an open book, you watched me grow from conception to birth;
    all the stages of my life were spread out before you,
The days of my life all prepared
    before I’d even lived one day.
" (Psalm 139:13-16))

You call me the apple of your eye. And you love my brothers and sisters the same. I am the luckiest girl alive. I love you.

Happy Father's Day Daddy God.  




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