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!
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.