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The Love of the Father

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The Love of the Father

“Daddy, will you pray with me?”
I asked him tonight
He sat on my bed
And took hold of my hand
And prayed for me
My pastor father
His words rising like incense 
Up to the throne of grace
And I heard him plead for healing
On my behalf
And for help to carry
All of the burdens that he had
In the sacred moments
I could hardly breathe
As I squeezed his work worn hands…

When he whispered, “Amen”
He brought my hand to his lips
And kissed it
I almost cried
Because I realize
That Daddy is getting old
And I cannot bear the thought 
Oh how it tugs at my heart
The thought of losing him

“I worry about you,” he said
“You’re my only daughter!”
And after goodnights
I’m here pouring my heart out tonight
Trying to get past the lump in my throat
Cause I know these times are precious

God chose to be known as Father
Abba….Daddy
I never had a problem 
Understanding the love of God 
Because of that term…FATHER

My earthly father
Is everything a daughter could want and more
The first man I ever loved
Honest…….
Hardworking….
Sacrificing…..
Caring for my sick mother….
Serving the church…..
Giving all he has…..
An academician...
Who sometimes would pay from his pocket
When a student had no money for books
A man who would stop
To give a ride to anyone on the street
A man whose office
And home
Were always open for the weary
A man who stood for truth....
“though the heavens fall”

My father…..
My hero….
The representative
Of my heavenly FATHER!
“How deep the Father’s love for us
How vast beyond all measure.”

Father God!
Abba…Father!
My Daddy!

Eileen Manassian Ghali

Matthew 7: 9 – 11 9 “Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? 11 If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!

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  1. Date: 6/15/2013 5:32:00 PM
    Eileen; this is a beautiful tribute to a father. I am just reading a little poetry because I was able to get up and sit down for a little while. Thanks for sharing this with us..... Lucilla

  1. Date: 6/14/2013 10:16:00 AM
    A very moving piece! Kim

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 6/14/2013 12:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Kim. I've missed your posts! Glad to know you've read and enjoyed! :)
  1. Date: 6/14/2013 8:59:00 AM
    Your Father my dear a reflection of our heavenly FATHER on earth! How lucky you must be! Inspiring and uplifting! God bless your father and you!

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 6/14/2013 12:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, my dear poet. Your visits are always a blessing!
  1. Date: 6/14/2013 7:40:00 AM
    This really moved me, my earthly father was a stumbling block because I thought my heavenly father would be similar. Fortunately God showed me the true meaning of Abba Father. I am happy that you grew up with a loving dad.

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 6/14/2013 12:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Oh Richard....I'm so so glad that your heavenly Father has made up for the shortcomings of your earthy one. We are not perfect..... :( I am fortunate and blessed. I hope that Daddy stays with me for much longer...Hugs!
  1. Date: 6/14/2013 7:10:00 AM
    A very emotional poem for father with reference to the faith, but strongly projected towards the filial love. Compliments

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 6/14/2013 12:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Mario, thank you for visiting and commenting. I will pay you a visit soon!
  1. Date: 6/14/2013 5:04:00 AM
    I agree with Richard,a moving write Eileen.You certainly stroke a chord in my heart with this one.xox

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 6/14/2013 12:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Mustapha. You are very kind....
  1. Date: 6/13/2013 5:50:00 PM
    Very moving Eileen, it alway gladens my heart to see and feel such love between parents and their children. Good that he is everything you could want and more. Take care, Richard

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 6/14/2013 11:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes, My daddy is a special man! I simply adore him! :) He is my pride and joy! I lost my Mama 13 years ago....My daddy is 76...in good health, but he starts to speak of leaving and telling me to be strong because he knows I will crumble...I can't bear it, Richard....thank you for your post.