MAKING THE CALL
Read Ephesians 6: 1-4
Those who wait for the LORD shall renew their
strength, they shall mount up with wings like
eagles, they shall run and not be weary,
they shall walk and not faint.
Throughout my childhood I knew little more of my father
than his name. One night I began to ask God for direction. As
I prayed, I began to think of forgiveness and the importance
of honoring my parents. I realized that my fear of rejection
had robbed me of the opportunity to experience the joy of a
healthy father-daughter relationship. My inability to forgive,
fueled by negative perceptions, was preventing reconciliation.
I picked up the phone many times but never made the call. I
continued to wonder whether it was the right time and worried
that I would be judged for not reaching out sooner. So much
time had passed, and we had both missed out on important
milestones in each other’s lives. Yet, I couldn’t help but wonder
how it would feel if one of us passed on and never got the
chance to say “I love you.” With that in mind, I called him. After
34 years of separation, I finally got to reconnect with my father.
Over time our relationship has improved. We
communicate nearly every
day. My father and I are
both grateful for the opportunity to witness the power
of God in our lives. This new chapter has helped me to know
that God has the power to make all things new.
Prayer: Dear God, help us to trust that you are working in our
lives even when there seems to be no progress. Amen.
Scoie Green (Texas)
Prayer Focus: ADULTS RECONNEC TING WI TH
Thought for the Day
I want to watch God do a
new thing in my life.