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Daddy's Home
By Steve Higginbotham
May 19, 2004


One of the joys of my life is something as simple as returning home from work every day.  Usually, when I walk in the door and the door closes behind me, I'll hear my four-year-old daughter yell with excitement, "Daddy's Home!"  At that point, I have a couple seconds to put down whatever may be in my hands, because in a matter of seconds, a little blond-haired, blue-eyed girl is going to round the corner running, and jump up into my arms.  Often times, while I am still on the sidewalk outside our house, I can hear her excited squeal as she catches a glimpse of me as I pass by the window.  I wouldn't trade that for anything and I can't help but see a lesson in it.

This little girl loves her daddy so much that when she gets a glimpse of him, she drops everything she is doing and runs to be embraced.  It matters not if she's playing with her dolls, or coloring a picture, all that is dropped so that she can hug me.

I guess what I'm trying to get at is that we should all work at loving our heavenly Father so much that we are willing to drop everything to embrace him.  Friends, hold on to the things of life loosely so that you can experience the full embrace of your Father.  Don't forget the image of my little girl, running with excitement to embrace her daddy.  That same excitement ought to be in you and me every day as we catch glimpses of our Heavenly Father.


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