Wednesday, September 8, 2010

My Two Fathers

I hesitate sometimes to write about things that are highly personal, deeply held.  But, after meditating upon God's Word and praying through my thoughts, I am going to share.  Because anything that causes an increase in one's understanding of who God the Father is, is a good thing to share.  So, here goes.

I have an amazing earthly father.  This side of heaven, they don't come much more devoted and stable.  Still, as a young girl, I didn't always understand him...he was elusive, complicated, so big in my mind that he seemed inaccessible.  Sometimes when I think of the women out there who have had such difficult and horrible relationships with their unstable, abusive fathers, I feel guilty for having the audacity to need to understand my relationship with my Dad.  But, over the years, I have come to recognize that my relationship with my Dad was paramount to my understanding of my Heavenly Father.  I looked at Dad and thought, "God is like that." 

What a heavy weight we parents bear.  What a terrifying weight.

This morning in my Bible study time, I read this:

"One thing God has spoken, two things have I heard:
that you, O God, are strong,
and that you, O Lord, are loving."
Psalm 62:11-12

All of this time spent trying to wrap my mind around my earthly father and my Heavenly Father, and this simple concept is all I really needed. 

Is he loving?  Yes. 
Is he strong?  Yes. 

Is HE loving?  Perfectly.
Is HE strong?  All-powerful.

It is best to approach Daddies, earthy or Heavenly, with the mind and heart of a child.  Don't pick it apart.  Don't try to understand them perfectly.

Just rest in the strength and love that is God...that is Father.

1 comment:

  1. Dad was very humbled and teary. Thank you for such wonderful words.