A letter to my father…A letter to my Father…
Fifty-four years ago this month of June you and Mother conceived me; and my life began in her womb.
From eternity, you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. (Psalm 139:13)
Though your choice would have been a son the third time around, with two daughters already, you have loved me and been proud of me, sharing joy over my accomplishments.
You tell me that I did not choose You, but that You have chosen me, appointing me to go and bear fruit – fruit that will last. (John 15:16)
You have seen me as beautiful, and my heart fondly remembers the many times you have complimented me on my wardrobe because you appreciate beautiful clothing.
The King’s daughter is all glorious within; her clothing is interwoven with gold. (Psalm 45:13)
You held me on your lap when I was little. Together we watched Marshall Dillon keep the peace on Gunsmoke; laughed at the antics of scientist/inventor Clyde Crashcup whose experiments invariably failed; and cheered the old black and white TV screen as Cassius Clay won the battle in the boxing ring.
You fought the ultimate battle, overcame, and are set down with your Father in His throne. Not only do You give me Your peace, redeem my failures, and are my strength and victory in life’s battles, but You promise that if I overcome You will grant that I sit with You in Your throne. (Rev. 3:21)
You have given me the gift of the generational heritage and bloodline God chose for me through you. I would not be who I am, were you not my father.
You have given good gifts to this child of yours. You are good, and Your love and faithfulness endures and continues forever, through all generations. (Matt. 7:11 & Psalm 100:5)
Daddy, above all, your name became my name. It remains a distinguishing portion of who I am, forever part of the essence of me. I am my father’s daughter.
Abba, You have called me to overcome that I may be a pillar in your temple. You’ve promised You will write upon me Your new name – forever the full essence of me, which is the full Essence of You. (Rev. 3:12) I am my Father’s daughter.
Happy Father’s Day with my deep love,
“A good name is to be more desired than great wealth; favor is better than silver or gold.” Proverbs 22:1
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