I am a Christian writer and speaker. I have authored two books and my work has also appeared in numerous publications; magazines, anthologies,and devotionals including, Focus on the Family, The Upper Room, The Secret Place, David C Cook Company, Lifeway, Celebrate Life, Chicken Soup for the Soul, and many others. Visit my website at http://harrietemichael.com
As Father’s Day approaches, I think of my father. How
blessed I am to have been reared by a God-fearing man. And how blessed I am to
still have him here on this earth.
Just a couple of weeks ago I sent some devotions that I have
been contracted to write to him for editing. He is a writer too. Today I called
to ask how the editing was coming and at 86 years old he told me he would be
sending them to me via e-mail and was sorry he had not gotten them to me
earlier. His reason for the delay? He and my 83 year old mother have been busy
working in their yard and garden on the days that they have not worked at their
part time jobs.
My father taught me many things but the most important
lesson he ever gave was lived out before me in the way he lived his life.
Then too, I think of my Heavenly Father and the words to the
song, “How Deep the Father’s Love for Us” by Phillips, Craig, and Dean, comes
to mind. Here are three of the verses:
deep the Father's love for us,
How vast beyond all measure
That He should give His only Son
To make a wretch His treasure.
will not boast in anything
No gifts, no power, no wisdom
But I will boast in Jesus Christ
His death and resurrection
Why should I gain from His reward?
I cannot give an answer
But this I know with all my heart
His wounds have paid my ransom