I’ve heard it said that any man can father a child, but it takes a special man to be a Dad. And, yes, I had such a Dad. He was there to help me, instruct me, lead and protect me. He taught me how to shave, how to (properly) use a hammer, how to tie a neck-tie, how to drive… and countless other things. He was THERE for me! I miss him dearly.
My wife says I’m still a kid at heart, and I suppose I am. I still build model airplanes, but that’s OK, I’m retired, I can do that now without guilt. But, the kid in me still needs the help and assistance of a DAD, and I have that, in the ‘person’ of my Heavenly Father!
Much to the exasperation of my ever patient wife, I ‘lose’ my glasses several times a week. She’s learned to have a ‘special place’ to put them when she happens upon them in places where they ought not be. You see, I’m near-sighted. I can see perfectly well working on my computer, reading, and cutting balsa wood. I need them to watch TV, or see what making all the noise outside.
My earthly Dad is no long by my side, but my Heavenly Father (Dad) is right here now!
Yes, I pause and ask ‘Dad’ if he’s seen my glasses? Oh course He has! My Heaven Father sees and knows everything! Yes, I’m saying that I pray over such a trivial matter!
That’s what makes Him so awesome! My reasoning is, He can be great enough to create the stars above (I refer you to the Hubble Space Telescope photo above) and yet small enough to help His individual children, even with a trivial matter, like telling me where my misplaced glasses are. And He always does!