REFLECTIONS…………………………….My Child


My child you may not know me, but I know everything about you.  I am familiar with all your ways. Even the very hairs on your head are numbered,  for you were made in my image.


Cross on campus of the University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee

In me you live and move and have your being,  for you are my offspring. I knew you even before you were conceived. I chose you when I planned creation. You were not a mistake,  for all your days are written in my book.

I determined the exact time of your birth and where you would live. I knitted you together in your mother’s womb, and brought you forth on the day you were born.  You were fearfully and wonderfully made.

I have been misrepresented by those who don’t know me.  I am not distant and angry, but am the complete expression of love.  It is my desire to lavish my love on you. Simply because you are my child and I am your Father.

Every good gift that you receive comes from my hand,  for I am your provider and I meet all your needs. My plan for your future has always been filled with hope,  because I love you with an everlasting love.

My thoughts toward you are as countless as the sand on the seashore and I rejoice over you with singing. I will never stop doing good to you,  for you are my treasured possession.

I desire to establish you with all my heart, and I want to show you great and marvelous things. If you seek me with all your heart, you will find me.  Delight in me and I will give you the desires of your heart,  for it is I who gave you those desires.  I am able to do more for you than you could possibly imagine.  I am your greatest encourager.

I am also the Father who comforts you in all your troubles. When you are broken hearted,  I am close to you. As a shepherd carries a lamb,  I have carried you close to my heart.

One day I will wipe away every tear from your eyes and I’ll take away all the pain you have suffered on this earth.  I am your Father, and I love you even as I love my son, Jesus.  In Jesus, my love for you is revealed.  He is the exact representation of my being and He came to demonstrate that I am for you, not against you and to tell you that I am not counting your sins. Jesus died so that you and I could be reconciled.  His death was the ultimate expression of my love for you.

I gave up everything I loved that I might gain your love.  If you receive the gift of my son, Jesus, you receive me and nothing will ever separate you from my love again.

 Come home and I’ll throw the biggest party heaven has ever seen.  I have always been your Father, and will always be Father.

My question is…….. Will you be my child?

I am waiting for you.





Footnote: Each sentence in this ‘blog’  is a direct quote from the Holy Scripture. Books and verses are available upon request. The ‘Reflection’ is not a duplicate but is derived from ‘A Father’s Love’ and is used by permission.

Special note and challenge to the reader:  Go to a private place without sound or interruptions and read the blog each day for a week.  Afterwards read the blog once a week and in the future when you are feeling a need to be close to your Heavenly Father.



Retired in 2008 after 40+ years in education/psychology as researcher, teacher, administrator and college professor.
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