I have the best dad in the universe. No seriously!
He constantly watches out for me and gives me personal advice for everything that happens in my life. It gets kind of irritating sometimes because I argue with him even though I know he’s always right. Funny though, I feel better knowing that I can trust him, though I do wish he would let me win from time to time. I do get bothered by his constant supervision too. I mean, I’m a grown man that can think for himself. Do I really need his constant correction when I do something wrong. He seems to let some of my brothers slide so much on some areas but not me. Of course, I don’t know everything going on for them, but really he seems to favor them over me almost all the time. They get new toys while I have to keep playing with the same old, worn out junk. They live in nice houses while mine is just, well, not as nice. It’s not fair. He lets them do so many stupid things. But, if I stray an inch from his goal for me, he is all over me with scripture I read and music I hear. When I think about it, though, I can see that we’re closer to each other than some of my brothers are to him. Somehow, even though I want things, more of him is worth more than more stuff. And, I have to say, it is nice to know that he sees me. I don’t think I could take it if I thought he didn’t care about my life. So I guess I can accept his vigilance.
My daddy is really strong, too. He beats up on the other dads in my neighborhood everyday. And, he even lets me kick ’em in the shins from time to time just to help me be more like him. I really want to be more like my dad. The other day we beat the snot out of lust and impurity in Battle Creek, MI (yeah PK). It was awesome!
I could go on and on. The greatest thing about my dad, though, is that with Him I feel safe. I don’t mean safe like boring, routine, never try anything safe. I mean like, I can do anything! There’s no such thing as impossible. I can take the greatest risks and know that He will catch me, complete me, remove me if need be, keep me. It gets pretty exciting though, I have to say, I still get scared sometimes. I know I’m safe but don’t always believe what I know. He always catches me, even when I’m scared. And I think I’m getting better at trusting Him.
Does your dad sound like my dad? If not, I’d love to introduce you to Him. See, I didn’t even tell you the best part. I’m adopted. My old dad was mean and hated me. He hurt me over and over. Then, my new dad found me and asked me to be a part of his family. All I did was say, “OK,” and He took me in. He loves kids.
Maybe He can be your dad too.