Mormon Messages

Earthly Father, Heavenly Father

Episode 97

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Men on earth have the opportunity to become fathers and experience some of the same joys that our Heavenly Father feels for us. Fatherhood is a divine responsibility to be cherished.

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    I'm awake.

    I remember Him.

    I gaze upon them before I part. They lie in their bed, unaware of me watching. I leave. They sleep.

    The small home I help provide is their world. They play. They explore--learning to move, to feel, to see, to know--not once thinking of how it all came to be.

    Crayons, toys, books--it's all for them.

    The fridge opens, the pantry exposed. They expect food to be there. Not a thought. Not a doubt. Just hunger.

    Cereal, milk, yogurt, messy fingers, messy faces--all fed. Tummies are full. Now it's nap time. My wife likes nap time.

    Once again they lie in the comfort we provide--all while I work. I'm far but close, always thinking of them.

    My phone rings. I only hear breathing. I smile. My wife's phone is now missing. I do it all for them.

    I work that they may grow. They trust so deeply. How I yearn to do the same.

    They see so little of how it all came to be--never questioning, only trusting. I come home to second hugs. Now I'm a horse.

    We eat dinner, brush teeth. Jammie time. Finally it's bedtime.

    Once again they lay their heads on the pillows we provide.

    I will be their protector. I will be their gentle friend. I will be my wife's faithful husband. I am a father.

    I am also a son. And while I may not understand all that He does for me, I do know that all that I am and all that I have is because He's a father to me.

    I now stand very aware of how it all came to be.

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