Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The man who makes my heart swell with love!

 

My father is no mahatma. 

He is no millionaire.


He is no perfect man, either.


But he makes my heart swell with love!


This is no daddy’s girl talk. I’ve sat down and given enough thought to why he makes me feel so weighed down with love.


He stands tall as a tower of integrity. Against all odds, he stands strong as a rock for the cause of justice. If there’s anything or anybody he fears, it is God. He’s the one angry young man I adore to this day!


Here’s a man who can talk his way into anything. Sadly, none of his three children inherited that quality from him. And that makes me think, it is a gift that God puts into some special people! Over the years, he has let God tame his gift of the gab. I believe, that’s when the gifting makes sense. It becomes priceless! God makes even his silence speak- an austere dignified vacuum speaks volumes, which a million words he could have mouthed couldn’t have!


He is a father who chose to be a friend to his children. He risked his right to “reverence from a distance” for a reverence that comes only out of love and intimacy. I cannot remember a day when I was not given the freedom to say what I wanted to. He let us feel his heart beat and saved the trouble of long debates to make us understand his head. We are indeed children after our father’s heart! Believe me, I did not struggle to picture my Heavenly Father as my dearest friend, thanks to my earthly father, who effortlessly demonstrated that!


What really shakes me up about him is his confidence in God. I have not encountered anyone who so firmly believes in the forgiveness of God. He fearlessly admits his follies and runs back to God, in sheer confidence that he would be accepted back. I have held against him things God forgave him, only to see that God continues to be on his side. God is on the side of the righteous and the Holy Spirit gently nudges me to say, “Righteousness is not a function of your deeds but your faith!”


These few paragraphs of appreciation don't do justice to what my father deserves. But, I’d still go ahead with this much because, I’m sure he understands my heart has swollen with love for him so much by now that I can’t put another word down!


God bless you, precious father of mine!


Ps: In our lives, we take many things for granted. In mine, it’s my family I have taken for granted the most. I see the need to change...and I'm using this space as a tool to help me stop and thank those who make my life worthwhile... I’m grateful that God has allowed me a second chance that wasn’t too late.



8 Comments:

Blogger alisha said...

loved reading every bit of it :) .. got me thinking!!
God bless :)

Wednesday, June 16, 2010  
Blogger Sarah said...

Thanks...U r bein regular here! Wow! :-D

Sunday, June 20, 2010  
Blogger joven said...

beautiful blog..pls visit mine and be a follower.. thanks and God bless..

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Thursday, August 12, 2010  
Blogger Carol-Sutarooni said...

I am a 58 year old woman taking care of a 95 year old father. He was not like your father, full of love and understanding. When I married, I chose someone as different as my father as possible, someone gentle and encouraging and generous. My sister refuses, with good reason, to deal with him. He has been nasty and abusive to her. I am doing the best I can to finish with him in this life and have no regrets when he dies. I do not want to go round with him in heaven or another incarnation.

Thank you for the portrait of your father. You are truly blessed.

Sunday, August 15, 2010  
Blogger Sarah said...

Dear Carol,

Im sure we dont know each other. It's my prayer though that u'd come back to read this response of mine.

My father has been a drunkard. My childhood wasn't one that was filled with love n understanding as u put it. My father has been a very angry person and he would fight with anyone over anything. Physical and verbal abuse has been part of it all.

But, i see a changed man in him today. May be, he's not perfect yet. No one is! But God has turned him around from what he was to what he is today. The change happened not only because of the family's prayer, but also of his own. He has writhed in repentance after every instance of drinkin n fightin. He was true to God, and God forgave him n transformed him. Jesus is the only answer! Was it difficult for us to forgive him? Yes, it was! But I've experienced that the grace of God is sufficient! Only after being able to forgive him completely our relationship was restored completely. And, what peace restoration brings!

Only God would enable u to forgive ur father. I know it's the most difficult thing to do...but the grace of God is sufficient! Believe me, forgiveness will undo the hurts of the past! I've experienced that prayer changes people. Who knows, your father might just turn around n realise his mistakes because of our prayer! I am prayin for ur family. God bless!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010  
Blogger joejoseph said...

Not always fall of leaf, nor ever Spring;
Not endless night, yet not eternal day;
The saddest birds a season find to sing;
The roughest storm a calm may soon allay.
Thus, with succeeding turns God tempereth all,
That man may hope to rise, yet fear to fall.

god bless you sarah

Saturday, October 23, 2010  
Blogger Deepa said...

Sarah,
I miss your blog posts. Please do write more!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013  
Blogger Anu said...

Hi Sarah, I'm Anu.we both studied together in school and also later in bishop Moore..Hope you are fine:) Is there a way in which I can contact you? My mail id is anuamammen@gmail.com..

Friday, December 23, 2016  

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