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

Elohim
The Creator
El Elyon
The God Most High
El Roi
God Who Sees
El Shaddai
The All-Sufficient One
Adonai
LORD, Master
Yahweh
LORD (Jehovah)
Jehovah-jireh
The LORD Will Provide
Jehovah-rapha
The LORD That Heals
Jehovah-nissi
The LORD My Banner
Jehovah-mekoddishkim
The LORD Who Sanctifies You
Jehovah-shalom
The LORD Is Peace
Jehovah-sabaoth
The LORD of Hosts
Jehovah-raah
The LORD My Shepherd
Jehovah-tsidkenu
The LORD Our Righteousness
Jehovah-shammah
The LORD Is There
El Olam
The Everlasting God
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