I am still getting used to the fact that our two kids are married, that our daughter is now a mother, and that our son is now a father. Don't get me wrong. I am happy for them in every way. I just find it difficult to comprehend that it has been so many years since I was holding them as babies.
Over Father's Day weekend my wife and I took her parents up to see our second granddaughter, the daughter of our son and his wife. Although he doesn't know it, our son taught me something about God as I watched him with his baby. He was carrying her upstairs holding her in front of him with his arms extended saying, "Daddy loves you. Daddy loves you. Do you know that? Daddy loves you."
I couldn't help but think that is how God is towards you and me. He holds us securely and says, "Daddy loves you. Daddy loves you. Do you know that? Daddy loves you.'
As a new grandfather of two beautiful infant granddaughters I am reminded of the brevity of life. My parents are still alive and in a blink I will be like them, aged and wondering where life has gone. Wasn't it just a little while ago when I was the child?
There is and always has been uncertainty in life. There is and always has been good times and bad. One thing is certain no matter what station we are in life, the Father loves us. "Daddy loves you. Daddy loves you. Do you know that? Daddy loves you. Daddy has always loved you!"
Elder Source Senior Ministries