Our Daddy’s Heart

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Time alone explained the true heart of our Daddy.
Seasons of his life reflected the loving care he gave our family.
We remember a daddy who held his children close, rocked
and 
sang beautiful songs of faith over us.
We remember long years of sacrificial hard work to provide for a growing family.
His example taught us to take responsibility for those we love,
even when the cost is great.
Looking back, we believe he would have given his life for any one of us.
That kind of love goes a long way when it is
forever modeled before you.
We remember the love that swelled our hearts when he would say;
“I’m the richest man in town because of the
seven children God gave me.”
We remember Daddy was always true to Mother.
Loving her, providing for and protecting
her all those years.
We remember a contagious laughter that just about lifted the roof.
Like the day we watched our favorite family movie.
Those were the times 
we just about got down
and rolled on the floor with him.
How we loved to hear Daddy laugh.
We remember challenging seasons of life, when hope was restored by
his oft-quoted confident words.
“Everything’s going to be all right”.
An echo of the promise of Romans 8:28:
“God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God.”

Thank you God for giving us a daddy that left us with
a legacy we shall always cherish. 

 

When Second Causes Fade

first light

This is from me, a time planned long ago;
purposed, for good
not for harm.
Eyes opening,
second causes fading…
when you see me in everything.

 This is from me, a place purposed long ago;
waiting hearts full
surrender.
Ears opening,
and my will embracing…
when you see me in everything. 

“And we know that God causes all things to work together for good,
To those who love God and are called according to His purpose.” (Romans 8:28). 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#1 – Pass The Story Down

Tell your children about it in the years to come, and let your children
tell their children. Joel 1:3 NLT

Daddy and Esther
Legacy, inheritance, heirloom—
something or someone from the
past that left a gift to influence
other lives, both present and future.
That would be my Dad.
With each passing year, I am more

grateful for the legacy of faith Daddy left our family when he went home to
heaven over ten years ago.

Picture being held in loving arms by a man who rocked and sang songs to
seven children and many grandchildren.

I was the second of five daughters, eager as all my siblings were to climb into
my Father’s lap and listen to the songs of faith he sang over us.

My Dad modeled a quiet, confident faith through all the changing and
challenging seasons of his life. His words still echo in my heart today—

“Everything’s going to be all right”.

My Dad believed that promise from God’s Word…and because he believed it,
so did I. As did the rest of our family.

And so my dad’s legacy of faith continues today. Sometimes I hear his grandchildren
sharing that same promise with their children. It’s almost like Daddy is leaning
over the balcony of heaven cheering us on. Encouraging us to live our lives in the
quiet confidence that God is working behind the scenes, causing everything to work
together for good for those who love Him.

Who has God used in your life to model the life of faith before you? Are you walking
in their footsteps?

“And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those
who love God and are called according to his purpose for them….and He chose
them to become like His son” (Romans 8: 28, 29).