DADDY’S GOT YOU

daddy and daughter on beach

Granules  of  wet  sand  enveloped  my  feet,  and  the  ocean  roared  with  strength  and  authority.  The  wind  of  the  morning  and  vibrant  blue  sky  seduced  me  onward   awakening  my  heart  to  more.  People  galore  yet  all  I  noticed  were  daddies  and  their   girls.  Oh  the  acceptance  and  joy  of  a  daddy’s  time  and  attention.  One  stood  out   amongst  the  others  as  they  sat  together  on  the  foamy  edge  with  her  blonde  curls   blowing  across  his  arm.  Digging  for  treasures  and  watching  the  tides  they  were  making  memories  as  he  scooped her onto his shoulders offering  her strength  and  love.

Tears  filled  my  eyes  and  sadness  entered  my  heart,  as  I  thought  of  my  sweet  daddy, who a few days earlier went to live with  Jesus.  Then I remembered  standing  on  a  different  waters  edge  with  bended  knee  and  an  anxious  heart  while  he  stood  submerged  in  water  with  his  arms  outstretched.  He  called  to  me,  “jump,  “Sugar Plum”,  jump,  Daddy’s  got  you”.  I  closed  my   eyes,  squealed  out  loud,  and  jumped  smack  into  his  secure  affection.

Tears  of  sadness  turned  into  sweet  tears  of  joy  and  thankfulness  for  the  realness  and  validation  of  my  daddy’s  love.  Echoing  in  my  heart  are  still  his  words…”daddy’s  got  you”.  While,  shouting  from  above into my brokenness I   hear….”Daddy’s  got  you,  Ashley!”  Both  are  beautiful.

Trials  and  deep  hurts  attempt  to  rip  the  fabric  of  truth  from  underneath  our  walk;   but  truth  stands  firm  like  the  roaring  ocean.  The  love  of  our  earthy  fathers  shapes   us,  but  the  love  of  our  Heavenly  Father  defines  us.  We  long  for  people  to  validate  us,   however  holy  validation  completes  us.  God’s  all-­‐consuming  love  washes  over  the   riptides  pulling  at  our  hearts,  and  no  other  love  compares.    With  out-­‐stretched  arms   He  beckons  His  children  to  jump  into  His  strength,  grace,  adventure,  and  love.  He   promises  to  catch  us,  uphold  us,  guide  us,  comfort  us,  heal  us,  and  complete  us.

What  are  you  afraid  of?  Bend  your  knees,  and  JUMP.  Daddy’s  got  you!

 

Become the best version of you

Get FREE recipes that rock, encouragement, inspiration, & updates.

GO

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *