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Sunday, February 7, 2010

I'll Love You Anyways, Daddy!

Not too long ago, my son, Vincent (5 yrs), and I were heading into town to grab some things my wife needed from the store. Now, you have to understand something. I LOVE to tell my kids "I love you." I tell them, I show them, I make SURE they know. Besides...it's just really fun!! SO, we're heading out to get in the "soccer mom-mobile" and I say to Vincent, "I love you!" He replies back, "I love you, too, Daddy." I asked him, "Vincent, how do you know I love you?" He says, "because you tell me all the time." Then, he follows up with this statement, "but Daddy, even if you never told me that again, I would still love you." As they are at this moment, tears began to well up in my eyes. From the heart of a child.

It got me to thinking: "Is THAT our response to our Heavenly Father?" "Lord, even if you never did ANYTHING else to bless my life, I will love you!" "Even if you don't answer another prayer, I will love you." "Even if...I will love you!" What a perspective. I don't love God because of what He does or can do...I just love Him because....well...just because. He is!

1 comment:

Laura Lee said...

Beautiful lesson! Kids really have a way of showing you God's heart don't they?