Thursday, January 8, 2015

Fatherless Feeling

Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you. Exodus 20:12 

There was this girl that once dreamed of having a relationship with her father but that dream seemed so far out of reach. She saw her father a few times as a child but that was all. She grew up saying "I don't need a father." Years went by and she didn't think much about ever seeking to fix those broken pieces. Oh but wait she thought she was fine. I think deep down inside she longed for that relationship with her father. You could tell by the choices she made with men.  She needed the piece of the puzzle to be filled. A couple of years ago, she did some research and find her father. He was in prison in Texas. She felt hopeless again and put that thought away. In 2014, the Lord humbled her and she realized in order to be whole she had to fix some broken pieces. She looked up that information for the prison and wrote her father. I can't tell you what was all in the letter but I do know she quoted that scripture from Exodus 20:12 and said she forgave him. They have been writing ever since. She received her first birthday card from him last year. She also has been connected with a sibling, which was also another dream of hers. When you see her today she is complete and her heart is on fire for the Lord. She has experienced God's grace for herself. I hope this inspires someone that has given up on their parent. Know that everything works together for your good. Forgive and learn  to live in peace that only God can give. Start today and mend those broken relationships. Parents aren't perfect but they should be honored. They brought you into this world not knowing how the story would end. 

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