Our Father’s Love

A father and his daughter

I love my dad. He’s been gone for years now, but my love is just as strong, perhaps stronger now than ever. I’ve grown to appreciate him in spite of all of his flaws.

I dream of the day when I will see him again, and tell him how much I love him. I regret that I had not told him enough.

Yet, a father’s heart toward his children is always love. Even though a father may not express it in ways we see nor understand, it is there. He knows we are his own seed and how can he deny himself?

I have a book that has spoken to me over the years in many ways. It has become especially dear to my heart, as I know that my heavenly Father loves me in a much deeper more profound way, than my earthly father ever could. He knows every secret thought and wound I have. He even understands my own faults and the heart breaks that have caused me to ‘act out’ as a rebellious child.

When I read the passages from this book, From the Fathers Heart, by Charles Slagle, I hear His words of comfort and love to me.

I have always loved to read the Bible. His word. But He reaches us in many other ways. If you open your eyes, you will see your Father reaching down from heaven to speak to you. Listen, and you will hear him.

Today he spoke to me from this book;

Let Me Vindicate  Luke6:27-30

Pressured Peacemaker,

Let me vindicate you.Allow me to be the Lord you have confessed Me to be. Stop worrying about your brother’s opinion and go on doing what I have called you to do.

You have sought to gain the understanding of one who has much to learn before any of your words can even begin to make sense to his mind. You have tried to win his heart. Well done. You have tried-earnestly tried-and I have seen it and I AM pleased. Now will you leave the results to Me?

Cease all self-castigations, all self-justifications and all your rationalizations now. Henceforth I will do the correcting, the defending, the explaining. And you? You will be happy again. And I do think it’s time you were….

Truly!                                                                                                                                          Dad

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