Tomorrow is Father’s Day!
It got me thinking about family and how important they are to me. I’ve been married to the same man for a little over 47.5 years. We raised our 2 sons and several foster kids, and now our 3 girls. Seems like a long time and yet it is amazing how fast much of my life has passed.
“As sands through the hourglass – so are the Days of Our Lives”
That is a direct quote from an old but famous soap opera – but I can still hear MacDonald Carey saying those words on TV. A dramatic introduction to an ongoing storyline. Lust, murder, lies. A daily buffet of the woes of the world.
That simple introduction was profound – (and also a favorite Blog quote)
My life hasn’t been as dramatic as a soap opera but its been an ongoing storyline — one that belongs to me and me alone. Its a story that touches many people as my life crosses their path. Some people are major players; some supporting actors; and some play only bit parts and cameo roles as my story unfolds. Some scenes are inspiring; some wasted; some happy; some sad. But the constant thread is always family.
Being a Christian, I have my natural family and I have my heavenly family. I’m a part of the family of God. Accepted in and adopted into the Father’s family.
Wooed by the Holy Spirit I was introduced to Jesus and came to love Him with all my heart. Because of my love for Him I was accepted and because of Him I belong to an even bigger family — an eternal family. I have brothers and sisters throughout the world. Strangers I am bound to by a common thread — the thread of knowing Jesus Christ as my personal Savior and Lord.
Tomorrow I will call my Daddy and tell him how much I love him — even though he knows it without me saying it. Just like my Heavenly Father knows that I love Him. The only thing is — it can NEVER be said enough.
Father I love you!