Being a dad has taught me countless lessons – the most profound being the parallel between me and my kids, and God and His children. Even if you’re not a father, I’m sure you can see what I mean.

Yesterday, my wife and youngest went out to run some errands, which left me with my two year old daughter.

My mind started racing with all of the things we could do together. We could go for a hike, color, watch a show, get ice cream, read books. After weighing all the options, considering how much time we had…

I realized, I don’t care what we do, I just want to spend time with her.

I can’t help but think that that’s all God wants – for us to spend time with Him. He showers us with gifts and blessings, and what He wants is for us to be with Him.

As a dad, I want my daughter to love me for who I am, not what I give her. In the same way, we should strive to love God because of who He is, not just what He’s given us or done for us.

Perfect unconditional love doesn’t come as naturally to us, but being fathers gives us a glimpse of what that kind of love, the love of God, is like. Nothing my daughter does can change my love for her (though she tries).

God’s love is even more unfaltering. And, He just wants us to come to Him.

Be the Men,

Mark

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