I sat at my study table wondering what to write. Its been a while since I blogged so I’m a bit rusty. It’s my dad’s birthday today so I planned to write something for him but I’ve been sitting here for almost 30 minutes thinking on what to write and I can’t seem to come up with anything! ☹ This is not because there’s nothing to say about him (If you’ve met my dad you’ll definitely have something to say)… but how do you pen down thoughts on the most amazing person you know?!
After sitting at my desk for almost an hour and thinking on what direction to take this, I finally decided to use one of my childhood experiences to describe my dad! ☺ Enjoy!
I remember Saturdays so clearly right now because every Saturday morning, I was woken up by Randy Travis’ Inspirational Journey album. I can still remember dad’s speakers booming from right under my room and the first thing I would hear was “I will not drown in shallow waters”. That was always my wake up call… One Saturday was different though. I woke up without the music and my curiosity drove me to dad’s study where the music usually came from. I found him talking with Daniel, my elder brother about something while trying to put some order to the study and as the last born that I was, I interrupted their discussion and jumped on my daddy! (I was 6years old then so he could still pick me up x_x) I remember offering to help him clean and he gave me the tiniest job there (good days).
While we were working, an animated movie came up and that was sort of “Our Thing” Dad and I would sit and watch cartoons and have what seemed like intelligent discussions to me then about Fred Flintstone and Top cat! (Apparently, he was just making my childhood fun). However, this particular cartoon was different. I had been talking about it for a while because I had seen the preview and I didn’t even expect it to air on TV for a while because it had just come out that year. Luckily for us, it did! I was so happy, I called dad to see “our movie” and that’s how we sat to watch it. It was titled “THE MIRACLE MAKER” it was a movie about Jesus’ life, death and resurrection. At the end of the movie, I couldn’t hold back the tears… I turned to dad whose leg I was sitting on and asked him why people were so cruel to Jesus. He seemed like a cool guy to me… didn’t do anything wrong. Dad took me and explained the whole idea of Jesus’ death and that he did it for me! So I wouldn’t have to die and I could live in total liberty. I was UTTERLY AWED! I didn’t understand why someone would love me that much… what had I done to deserve it?
After telling me all about Jesus, dad asked me the most important question! “Jesus died for you, do you want to live for Him?” and with so much tears in my eyes I managed to blurt out yes… and he prayed with me. The Holy Spirit came upon me and I began to speak in tongues. It was just amazing! We had church in there!
It pains me that I can’t afford to build him a house right now, or buy him a car, or handle all his bills… I know eventually, I will. But sometimes, I want to give him something huge right now. My father gave a 6-year-old girl the greatest gift ever… he gave me GOD and introduced me to Jesus… and there’s no way I can repay him for that. I remember reading the scriptures as a child and reading about Jesus and thinking “oh! This guy is a lot like daddy”… a man who would give a prostitute a second chance, or know that his betrayer was eating with him on the same table and still let him pick from his plate… a man who could just give so much love and expect nothing in return! That’s the kind of man my dad is… Coolest dude i know! He’s a giver, a lover, an amazing FATHER but an even better FRIEND!
I LOVE YOU DADDY! YOU ROCK! We’re going to do great things for God together!