|kisses for Daddy|
|Knott's Berry Farm with Daddy (and Snoopy:)|
|Daddy and me, senior recital 2000|
|Lucy = "Bringer of LIGHT"|
But as much as I grieve over my kids not knowing my daddy, I grieve even more over the thought of if he didn't know Jesus. I know that in Heaven, we are going to be completely focused on worshipping our Saviour, but in my human eyes, it's very hard for me to imagine Heaven without those I love most dearly here on this Earth. And as a follower of Jesus--a KNOW-er of Jesus--it is my desire that others will come to know him, too. One of my all time favorite worship songs is entitled "Knowing You," and when I found out I was getting to play the piano at church this morning, a specific arrangement of that song from an offertory book came to my mind. As our guest preacher gave his sermon this morning, I knew it was no accident that the Lord had brought that song to the forefront of my mind. The sermon today was from Matthew 7, and verses 21-23 say this:
21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ 23 Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’
There truly is no greater thing in all of this world than to know Jesus, and what a privilege that our Creator not only allows us to know Him so deeply, but He longs for us to know Him! As much as I long for my kids to have known my Daddy, I long even more for my children to know my Heavenly Daddy; "Oh to know the power of the risen Lord" as the song says. I know it is ultimately their deicision, but I am committed to guiding them in the ways of the Lord, and I know the most influential way I can do that is by example. So tonight my prayer is that I will fall more and more in love with my Jesus--to know Him more, so that I can make even Him more known. I treasure the relationship I was blessed with in my earthly father, but nothing can compare to the relationship that has been ofered to me with my Heavenly Father. Truly, there is no greater thing...