photo by: Shirley/Oklahoma/January 2010
Who's Your Daddy?
originally written 
17 Jan 10
posted 18 Jan 10
I had two earthly dads.
One never knew I existed.
The other abused the position of authority that had been given to him.

Life is hard without a dad to love & guide
through this tumultuous life.

However, I was not abandoned.
God took care of me, even before I acknowledged Him.
Beyond rescuing me from the abusive situation,
even beyond meeting my physical needs,
God kept working to heal the emotional wounds I carried.
He sought to fill in the gaps that remained in my soul.
During one Sunday morning worship at our church in Grand Forks,
God Himself stepped into that dad-shaped hole
that was in my life and in my heart.
He took on the role of Daddy for me.

I no longer have to wonder about what my daddy looks like…
what his name is…where he lives.
I no longer have to mourn that missing relationship.
Because of the Truth of Scripture…I now know I am no longer fatherless.
I know I have a Daddy who loves me more than I could possibly fathom.
He knows my name…and I know His.

“Those who know your name will trust in you,
for you, O Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.”
Psalm 9:10

The Creator
El Elyon
The God Most High
El Roi
God Who Sees
El Shaddai
The All-Sufficient One
LORD, Master
LORD (Jehovah)
The LORD Will Provide
The LORD That Heals
The LORD My Banner
The LORD Who Sanctifies You
The LORD Is Peace
The LORD of Hosts
The LORD My Shepherd
The LORD Our Righteousness
The LORD Is There
El Olam
The Everlasting God
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