I am the Apple of my Father’s Eye
Hello this evening. I hope all you great father’s out there are having a blessed day today. I wanted to share something.
I did not grow up with a father. My dad abandoned us when I was four year old. Even though I saw him on and off when I was young, I can’t say we ever bonded, or anything like that. My first experience with a father, was my heavenly Father. He loved me – just as I was. Praise God! On Father’s Day, He is the father that I remember.
My father, He loved me so much. He said He always knew me. He said He knew all about me. He said, “I was there when I created you in your mother’s womb.” He was there when I rose, sat, walked. Before a word was out of my mouth, He knew it well. He was there with every step I took. He was there for every joyous occasion.
My Father held me when I cried. He held me when I hurt. He held me when I was so unlovable. He calmed my every fear. My Father loved me – even when I did not return the love.
I was His favorite child. I knew I was the apple of His eye. Then I got caught up with life.
He’d call me and I’d say, “I’m busy. I will get with you later. Maybe tomorrow.”
He’d say, OK. He waited for me, eager to talk. He kept in touch and I just put Him off.
My father, He loved me. I didn’t think about Him much. I was too busy.
When, He last called – I finally came to my senses. I finally came home. There He was waiting with open arms. He ran to meet me and greet me. He welcomed me home. He would not let me get a word in. I couldn’t believe he was prepared to celebrate my return.
He said, I’ve missed you for so long. I knew one day you would come home.
Though undeserving as I was, though undeserving as I can be. He still loves me.
Today, I give thanks to the Father that gave me life – everlasting life – and gave it without hesitation.
My Father in heaven – He loves me more than I can ever know.
Be blessed. Thank you for reading.
HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!