Yesterday I attended worship at the Rock Church in San Diego, CA. Guest preacher Derwin Gray challenged us to write a love letter to God thanking Him for adopting us in Jesus. So from here on that is what this post will do.
I count it a privilege to call you Father and to be known as your son because of Jesus. This year especially this privilege is a real gift. As you know, a few months back I lost my earthly father. He was a great dad, not perfect, but I am thankful he was my dad. The day after he died, I was sitting alone preparing to take the first of two major tests in Officer's Training and I silently whispered, "Father you are now my only father." And I cried a little. Those tears were because I missed my dad, but also because I knew I would never be alone because you will not ever abandon one of your children. I don't know what it was like for you to have to forsake your son in order to adopt me, but I imagine it must have been extremely difficult. Thank you God for not abandoning me, and thank you Father that no matter what may come I know I will never be alone.
Your loving and grateful son,