Resurrected Living
"What are you going to do with your new resurrected life? This is the heroic question." Richard Rohr

Thoughts on Being a Dad

It took more than 28 years, but I finally received the best Bible lesson God could ever give. On Saturday, January 24 at 12:56 p.m. Jackson Parker Elliott was born. He weighed 4 lbs. 6 oz. and was 18 inches long. I have felt love for people in my life, but this is something that usually took days, weeks, and months, but with Jackson things were different. From the very first time I saw him I felt an immediate connection. Even though I had never met him before I knew I loved him. Why? I believe this is how it is supposed to be between a father and his child. I also understood from that moment on my life was going to change. I’m not talking about dirty diapers and late nights. I am talking about my priorities and what is important in life.

After 28 years I am understanding things about the Bible I never did before. In Romans 8:38-39 Paul speaks of the love God has for us. He talks about how no matter what happens God will always love His children. Before last Saturday I could tell you about the Greek text or the historical background of that verse, but now I understand what it means. I know there will be times when my son will let me down and I will be disappointed, but I know that no matter what, I will always love him. This is the same love God has for all of us. I am beginning to realize how much faith Abraham had when he walked Isaac up the mountain. I am still trying to wrap my mind around the sacrifice God made when He sent His Son to the cross to die for everyone of us. I just wonder how anyone who has ever had a child can read John 3:16 without shedding a tear.

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)

2 Responses to “Thoughts on Being a Dad”

  1. that is so cool. i am so happy for you and Laura. Very good read. Please keep me updated on Jaycee. Will miss you next week.


  2. Yes becoming a parent is a wonderful wonderful thing. You have a life to mold, someone who looks up to you and thinks you are the greatest. But wait until you become a grandparent. You think nothing can beat the love you have now for Jackson, but wait until he has a child then you will know what I am talking about.

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