I wrote this article for the Link & Visitor – a magazine of the Baptist Women of Ontario and Quebec…
Yet to all who received Him, to those who believed on His name, He gave the right to become children of God. – John 1:12
Daddy, I need a hug. It’s been one of those days that left me exhausted, confused, frustrated and lonely. I shut out all the people I love – AGAIN. I was grumpy. I was mean. I was anything but Proverbs 31. Forgive me.
Come here child, I still love you. I always will. Today was good; it stretched you, your heart grew a little more and in the end you filled it with love. And you filled your family’s hearts with love. Remember that part of the day, learn from the rest and forget about it. I already have.
Daddy, can I have some money? The bills keep coming and there are extras this month and the budget is already spent. We’re trying our best to use the money You give us wisely and we’re giving money to the church and we’re not buying things we don’t need. But there just doesn’t seem to be enough right now.
Here child, never doubt my provision, you bless me by your wisdom in spending and giving. You are doing well and I see that. Well done.
Daddy, I need a band aid. It’s not for me, it’s for my friend. She’s hurt. Real bad. She has cancer, Dad, and she has children and a wonderful husband and I don’t know how I can help. But I know You can help. Will You?
Oh child, I see your hurt. I see your friend’s hurt. I will heal her. It may not be in the way you hope for, but I am with her and her family. I am working out my will for them all. One day you will see how I will make everything better and there will be no more hurt.
Daddy, tell me a story. I love Your stories, and You tell them so well.
Yes, child. I’ve written many stories for you. Every person you meet is one of my stories. You have to take the time to stop and read them. They tell of my love and adventure, sadness and joy. They tell of heroes and battles and romance. They tell of bravery and courage. They tell of your family. And there are many stories written for you and for all your brothers and sisters to read in My Book. Read them together, tell each other my stories.
Daddy, thank You for Jesus. I love Him so much. I learn so much about Him as I read Your Big Book, the Bible. I just love that book. I love the stories, the people, and especially the happy ending. I want Jesus with me all the time, I know He died for me and I believe everything I read about Him in the Bible. The part I like best is when I read about living with You in heaven one day. I can’t wait for that!
Dear child, I can’t wait for that day either. I can call you child because of Jesus, because you believe in Him, because you want Him in your life. You can come to me with all your happy times, your sad times and everything in between. I am always here for you. Never forget that. My arms are open wide to you – any time, any place. Just keep calling to me. I am so happy to be your daddy. If only you could see how much you bless me, just by being you. One day you’ll see. That day is coming soon. For now, know I love you more than you can imagine, beautiful child, beautiful daughter of mine.
How Do You Become a Child of God?
Admit that you need God’s forgiveness from the sins in your life.
Believe that Jesus is God’s Son, that He died on the cross for you and rose to life again to free you from death and from your sins.
Commit your life to Jesus. Make a decision to follow Him. Tell others about it!
How Do You Live as a Child of God?
Read the Bible
Find a good church
Accept christian friends into your life