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"BECAUSE YOU’RE MY DAD!"

Author Tim Hansel writes:

One day, while my son Zac and I were out in the country, climbing around in some cliffs, I heard a voice from above me yell, "Hey Dad! Catch me!" I turned around to see Zac joyfully jumping off a rock straight at me. He had jumped and then yelled "Hey Dad!"

I became an instant circus act, catching him. We both fell to the ground. For a moment after I caught him I could hardly talk. When I found my voice again I gasped in exasperation: "Zac! Can you give me one good reason why you did that???"

He responded with remarkable calmness: "Sure...because you’re my Dad."

His whole assurance was based in the fact that his father was trustworthy. He could live life to the hilt because I could be trusted. Isn’t this even more true for a Christian?

Source: Tim Hansel, Holy Sweat, 1987, Word Books Publisher, pp. 46-47. From a sermon by Mike Rickman, "Trusting God’s Word" 7/11/2009

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