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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: fathers (06/06/05)

TITLE: Through a Daughter's Eyes
By Shari Armstrong
06/06/05


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I asked our four-year-old daughter what she liked about her Daddy and she told me:

“The way he works
The way he walks
The way he kisses and hugs
The way he laughs
The way he sleeps
The way he looks at the sun
The way he sings
The way he plays
The way he is”

I was pretty amazed at how succinctly she described her Daddy, since she’s our little chatterbox. Not only did she describe him almost perfectly, she did a pretty good job of describing our Heavenly Father as well.

Daddy works 6 days to provide our needs.
God worked 6 days to provide us everything we need.

Daddy walks and holds her hand to guide her.
God walks with us through His Holy Sprit to guide us.

Daddy gives her kisses and hugs every chance he gets.
God gives us kisses and hugs through sunshine and rainbows.

Daddy lets her tickle him till he laughs –then he tickles her back.
God gives us a sense of humor so we can laugh at ourselves

Daddy snuggles up on the couch to nap with her, making her feel safe.
God does not sleep, but He watches over us while we sleep, making us feel safe.

Daddy may look at the sun on nice days, more importantly; he looks to the Son, giving her an example.
God gave us His Son so we might look to Him for our salvation

Daddy loves to sing praises to God, and an occasional silly song.
God gave us music so we might praise Him in song.

Daddy plays with her to help her learn to explore her mind.
God gave us a wonderful world to explore and enjoy.

She loves her Daddy because he’s hers.
We love God because He is love.

“And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.” Eph 6:4 (KJV)


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dub W06/13/05
Amazing, wonderful, what else can I say. Thank you, this article was so well done, I loved the side by side style. God Bless the little children.
Delores McCarter06/13/05
This piece was great! I loved the parallel comparisons of both heavenly and earthly fathers. You gave us a very poignant piece and wrapped it in a fun and joy-inspiring read. You were right on target. Great job!
Joan Scott06/13/05
I enjoyed your article!
Keep on writing
Joan
Joanne Malley06/13/05
Enjoyable read! We all have a wonderful Father, don't we?
Linda Watson Owen06/13/05
I love the beautiful comparison! Delightful!
c clemons06/13/05
Absolutely loved this. Thank you for something beautiful and joyful to read and can be read to children when explaining who God is.
L.M. Lee06/14/05
it is a blessing that your daughter has such a positive role model to set her view of God at an early age.
RENEE GREENE06/15/05
Absolutely wonderful comparison/contrast. My heart is filled with this knowledge. Thank you.
vicki mccollum06/16/05
Very well told with lots of good points. You captured a child's way of noticing her world and those around her very well. Favorite sentence: "Daddy may look at the sun on nice days, more inportantly, he looks to the Son"
Paul Potenza06/18/05
I TOTALLY agree with all the comments, ESPECIALLY the last one. I would add one more. "Out of the mouths of babes..."

Pauly
Val Clark06/20/05
Like the way you took the daughters words and expanded them with such insight so that an adult could understand what the child knew intuitively.
Debbie OConnor07/12/05
This is so beautiful. A treasure to keep forever. Thank you so much for sharing it with us. Couldn't be any more perfect! :)
Anita Neuman10/26/05
I love this! Thanks for bringing it to my attention on the message board. This is BEAUTIFUL!!!