I only have a short time left on my temps. Momma said she wasn’t going to pay for any more. I’m never gonna get to drive. I whined to my Dad every day he picked me up and drove me to school. My Mother paid for my temps twice and threatened not to pay for another one when it expired.
My Dad didn’t respond to my whining. He was smart. He knew what I was doing. Daddy was acting out what my Momma told me time and again, if you don’t hear nothing, you ain’t suppose to say nothing. He was saying nothing.
Then one day… I came out of the house to get in the car one morning and I found Daddy sitting in the passenger seat. He told me to get in the driver’s seat because I would be driving to school. That was the beginning of my driver’s training. I went to a school that was far from where I lived so I got plenty of practice. I sometimes picked up my brave best friend on the way to school. He saw me through to the day I passed the test to get my regular license—I had to take the parking test twice.
My Dad drove me to school every day that year. He made me feel really loved because he never did that for my siblings.
He’s in heaven now. Many times through the year—not just Father’s Day I reflect on my love for my Dad and his love for me. Those thoughts and the love I feel for him puts a smile on my face.
The love of my heavenly Father also puts a smile on my face every day of my life. He makes sure I have provision and there is no lack in my household. He is my peace beyond all understanding when things in my life seem to go awry. I talk to Him and trust He will lead me into all truths. Unlike a natural Father He never leaves me nor forsakes me. Father God has a plan for me as He stated in His Word (Jeremiah 29:11).
I was given to my earthly Father by my heavenly Father who loved me the best he could while one earth. Father God loved me before I showed up on the scene and has loved me ever since and vowed never to stop—no matter what. I honor and thank both of them for showing me true, overwhelming and everlasting love.
What love expression from your father do you cherish?