I was moved after reading a letter which an American child wrote to God. He said:
I felt that this message reveals the thirst of the world to enjoy the presence of one of the early fathers like Abraham or Isaac or Jacob; one that carries the spirit of faith, with a tender fatherhood and leadership in the way of truth.
The American culture offers all what is humanly conceivable to satiate our hunger. This is especially true for children in terms of freedom, educational and recreational games, etc. Nevertheless, we always hear this phrase, “It’s boring.” They are longing for a true fatherhood that satisfies the soul in Christ Jesus.
I usually recite:
But can I ever find someone carrying the shadow of Your fatherhood,
Someone like Abraham, the father of all believers?
His heart was wide with love,
His inner being was burning with tenderness,
And carries with faith each soul to enjoy Your bosom.
Many carried the title of “father” through body or spirit,
But they did not offer a living icon of the Lord’s abundant Fatherhood.
Give the world true examples,
So that all may enjoy Your Fatherhood.
The Angel Left me
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