Zephaniah 3:17 GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)
17 The Lord your God is with you.
He is a hero who saves you.
He happily rejoices over you,
renews you with his love,
and celebrates over you with shouts of joy.
There is just something about the Father/Daughter dances at weddings that intrigue me. I love seeing the emotion between daddies and their daughters. I look on in awe at these Daddies with their little girls and wonder, what is that like? I’m not trying to make my dad look bad. Growing up, I didn’t make it easy and he showed emotion in the way he could. I know he loved me.
I made a comment to one of my sisters that I didn’t understand that depth of emotion between Father/daughters. Her husband and daughter share that, but we’ve not experienced that depth. You know what’s beautiful though? God is showing me a Father’s love. He’s teaching me that. A few days after I made that comment, I sensed my Heavenly Father say, ‘I would dance with you at your wedding’. I felt such love pour over me. I’ve never been one to cry much. Don’t like to, hate it actually, but God is just loving me so much. I’m overwhelmed by it at times. He’s showing me what it means to be a daughter and showing me how that Father/daughter relationship works. He’s even working on my heart towards my dad. I’ve been a little hard in my attitude towards my dad. He’s been gone since 2003 and it’s been in the last couple of years that I’ve let go of the bitterness I’ve felt towards him. As I submit to God and allow Him to love ME, I’m able to love my earthly dad. I wish I would have gotten this revelation while he was still with me. I would love to sit next to him and put my head on his shoulder and ask him to dance with me.
I believe our dads give us our first glimpse of what our Heavenly Father is like. Obviously, our earthly dads often times fall short, (mom’s too), because let’s face it….we are human. However, God can heal even the most wounded soul and He can even heal the most wounded relationship. (Even if that loved one is gone).
Sorry if this was a little deep, but it’s been something that has been rolling around in me.