One more thing: I may have drawn a real short straw in having an earthly father. But, I've drawn the biggest straw in being one. Being a father is the best job I've ever had. The whole experience has made an imprint on my soul that will never leave. I've been blessed beyond measure.
My daugther is flying back from West Africa this morning. I can't wait to see her. I am really proud of the woman she has become. She knows where her real hope is.
My son is going to college in the east and I'm really proud of him too. He's a real man. He knows God.
I know God has a plan for both of them. I know they will make mistakes. But, they both know how to get up. If I lay down all my life experiences, the good and the not-so-good, I still come out on the winning side. I've got it all, pure and simple. It comes from Jesus. I deserve God's wrath and he gives me his blessing.
My fuel for life is the hope that comes from what Jesus did on Good Friday and Easter.