Uncle Billy had come to west Texas to visit the grave of my dad, who’d died several months before. We laughed, talked, and reminisced. When time came to leave, he followed me to my car. He placed his hand on my shoulder and said, “Max, I want you to know, your dad was very proud of you.” I contained the emotion until I pulled away. Then I began to blubber like a six-year-old.
We never outgrow our need for a father’s love. May I serve the role of an Uncle Billy in your life? The words I give you are God’s. Don’t filter, or downplay them. Just receive them. God says, I have redeemed you. The transaction is sealed. Settled. I God, choose you to be part of my forever family. To live as God’s child is to know, at this very instant, that you’re loved by your Maker!
“How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! I John 3:1″