Tuesday, April 3, 2012

A great man of stature, called Dad!

Triumphant Victorious Reminders
Inspired by the Holy Spirit
Written by: Teresa Criswell

"As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him;"
~ Psalm 103:13 ~



The moment she was born, he called this baby girl 'his'.
Resting on his chest was undeniably her place of safety and rest.
A man's man, yet not moved by his own stature; only moved by love for his precious little girl.

As she went to school, the reward when coming home was awaiting her father's arrival so he could twirl her in the air.
Every insult at school as she became filled with despair,
his loving twirl, as he lifted her in the air cast off her every sadness and every care.

Growing older and more concerned with the cares of her own,
she came to a crossroads and took the path many footprints shared.
The reports of her travels, reached the ears of her father as he would fall to his knees in prayer.
The disappointments that caused his heart to ache began to see the hope within to dissipate.
As he was tempted to give up, he would give in to God on her behalf at 4 am every morning since before any of his family knew, he would petition his requests to God.
This man of stature, strong and mighty, filled with quiet strength, his prayers along with his passionate wife shook heaven and the altered destiny his daughter would take.

This girl is now a woman, who loves God with all of her heart, soul, mind and strength.
She has a husband who provides, protects and strengthens along with two children by their side.
You may wonder, who is she and what did she become?
'She' happens to be me who lives in her true destiny by God's majestic grace.

Because of my earthly dad who gave me a beautiful way of how to see Father God, I honor you for loving me in spite of my actions that would cause you to shake yet you stood still because of God's unshakeable faith.

Today is my dad's birthday and I am so grateful that God allowed me to have a dad such as him. To be placed in a family so blessed even in my actions of disappointments and head shaking shame; the unconditional love of God was revealed with such grace through my dad who had every right to forsake.

Daddy, happy birthday. I love you so much!
Love, Twiggy

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