Having a father is good because it makes you feel belonging. You know that whether accidental or deliberate, you can point to the man who brought you to this world. Having a daddy is better because it makes you feel loved, cared for and cared about. I happen to belong to the first group and I'm grateful that at no time did I ever doubt who my earthly father was. But as time went on, feelings of anger and resentment pushed me to hate my father because, till the day he died, he was never available to be my daddy. I never enjoyed that thing called "Daddy's Love." But today, I can honestly tell you that while it is good to have an earthly father, and while it is even better to have a daddy, nothing compares to having God and His Son Jesus as Lord and Savior. He's the only One who not only bears like a Father but also cares like a Daddy. And looking back over the years of pain and heartache that I experienced because of my father's failure to be my daddy, I now realize that my life was never and will never be about the man who brought me to this world. But it will always be about the Lord who, IN SPITE OF MY FATHER, has brought me thus far and filled my heart with His everlasting love.
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Published May 22, 2007
Biographies & Memoirs.