A (Grand)Father’s Love

My Precious Little Nora

My Precious Little Nora

Less is more, so the saying goes. 

So in honor of this time-tested truism, I’ll make this short and sweet.

I love my granddaughters — all three of them. My life has never been the same since Callie, Nora, and Maggie entered this world. I love them in ways that they cannot even begin to understand at their very young ages.

 

So it was that I was doting on little Nora this past week when I had an epiphany:

We are created in God’s image, yes? That being the case, there is absolutely no doubt in my mind that when God looks down on me, He feels the exact same emotions, feelings, inner glow, unconditional commitment, unqualified love — whatever you want to call it — for me that I feel for, in this case, little Nora.

And just as neither Callie, Nora, or Maggie can even begin to understand this (grand)father’s love for them, so you and I cannot even begin to understand God’s love for us.

But understand it or not, it is there. It is real. It is undeniable. It is unbreakable.

There isn’t much in this troubled world of ours that you and I can count on. But one thing’s for sure: My three granddaughters can count on my love for them — a love that will last forever. A love that will last forever No.Matter.What!

And in the exact same way, you and I can count on God’s matchless love for us. A love that will last forever. A love that will last forever No.Matter.What!

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4 thoughts on “A (Grand)Father’s Love

  1. Jaime Howen

    love this post Dewey Here’s my world: Dear Family and Friends, Today 6 years ago, our son Dan was diagnosed with a serious cancer, neuroendocrine pancreatic cancer. He has endured much and has come out the other side. Hallelujah! Thank you Lord for your mercy and grace and healing power. After undergoing 10 rounds of chemotherapy there was doubt he would ever be able to have children. On May 22 Abraham Theodore was born to Dan and his wonderful wife Ashley! What an amazing blessing this little one is. Words just do not express the heartfelt gratitude I feel. A week from Monday on July 1, Dan will undergo a procedure at Stanford that will embolize his overactive spleen so that it will hopefully not be gobbling up his white blood cells and platelets anymore. We are humbly asking for your prayers for the success of this procedure. He will be spending at least one night at the hospital. Please pray too that the whole procedure and recovery would be smooth and easy. With a thankful heart that you have been with us as we have traveled this road.

    Philippians 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! 5 Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near. 6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. 8 Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. 9 The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.

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  2. Lois Hudson

    What a great truth, Dewey. I have two grandsons, born 21 years apart. The first, adopted – gave me an understanding of God’s love in adopting us as his children, the second (Bob Hudson’s son) born just two years ago. My love for both these grandsons is breathtaking, and overwhelming sometimes. Love seeing the pictures you post. Blessings to you and all your family.

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