Dad is missing you

This afternoon I go to pick up my two daughters (aged 4 and 8) who have been staying with my parents for a week. While they have been enjoying an action-packed week with Grandma, I have spent days and evenings sanding, painting and varnishing a new bedroom for them. It has been a labour of love for my kids.

All up I have probably spent around 100 hours on this project, prior to that the builders took a month and $25,000 to build the new room, which had been planned for over a year.

Jesus is a builder and he too has a project on the go (John 14:2). Being God his house is a bit bigger than mine, it was planned for much longer (Ephesians 1:3-4) and the cost has been horrific (Colossians 2:14). God’s motivation has also been love for His children (1 John 3:1).

I miss my girls and really want them home again, but at least I know they are with people who also love them and are trustworthy. Jesus has left us in capable hands too (John 16:7), with the assurance that he is coming to get us when the time is right (John 14:3).

Your heavenly Father loves you and is wanting to give you the kingdom (John 16:27, Luke 12:32).

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  1. Becoming a father and helping my children (now 20, 19 and 17) grow has been one of the things that has most helped me appreciate certain aspects of the nature of God. In their behaviours, that required modification (via discipline!) as they grew, I see so much of myself and the way I relate to my heavenly Father. I’m forever thankful that He is so patient and willing to go to extraordinary lengths not just to provide a home for me, but (miraculously) to fit me for living in it!


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