A Taste of A Father's Love

A Taste of A Father’s Love

We are not rich by this world standard. We are just a simple Filipino family. But I am blessed so much by God for providing me a loving and responsible father.

My father Augusto is just an ordinary man, a native ofIloilo, a province located in the centralPhilippines. He became fatherless at a very tender age. When he, his mother and siblings moved toManila in the mid 1940s, he became self-supporting. He worked at a young age to support his own studies in college. He took any form of job from bus driver to salesman. He was able to finish AB Political Science and three years of Law Proper.

Though my father is not gifted with a brilliant mind to make huge earnings, he was able to provide well for us. My sister Alma and I were able to complete our college degrees by the full provision of our father.

Though my father is not blessed with much wealth, he is ever faithful to us, his family. He tried his very best to be able to provide well for the family. He is a very hard working man waking up as early as four o’clock in the morning in order to report on time for work which started at six in the morning. He accomplished his office duties religiously.

My father is also a respected citizen of our community. He once became our community treasurer when he retired from his secular work. He also fulfilled well his responsibilities as community treasurer that’s why he won the respect of the community. Our neighbors consider him as a compassionate and generous man. My father is also generous to his relatives. My father is a merciful man and looks after the needs of a needy person, He extended the blessings he received to other people as well.

My father is not perfect, he has also many shortcomings. But he always see us through throughout the tough times of life. He is not gifted with a brilliant mind but he is blessed with a great heart.. Throughout all the ugly circumstances of life he is always with us.

I am very grateful to God for giving me such father as my very own father. Experiencing the love of my earthly father, I have a foretaste of the heavenly love of my great Father in heaven. Experiencing the provision of my earthly father, I have experienced the loving providence of the Almighty. When I experienced the love of my earthly father, I have a glimpse of the Father heart of God. Though my earthly father is not perfect and his love also may fail at times, I have a great Father in heaven whose love is far beyond compare and will never fail.

God is the greatest Father of all. He is a great Father to the fatherless. If you are longing for the love of an earthly father , and fails to receive it, remember the great Father in Heaven, He is just waiting for you to look up to Him. He is waiting for you for so long. He wants you to experience the one of a kind love, no one on earth could give to you. Only He could completely satisfy you. He alone has a perfect love for He alone has a perfect heart.

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The Minstrel 5 years ago from Hawaii

Thank you Christina for sharing your father with us. He seems like an amazing man. Yes, our Heavenly Father is also very loving and kind. Yes, he has a perfect heart and perfect love.


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khmohsin 5 years ago from London,UK

I really like what you wrote about Father,there is no alternative of father.

At the end you have written great sentence "God is the greatest Father of all. He is a great Father to the fatherless."

After a lot of time on hub pages this is the only hub that took to me to the other world for a moment.

Please also write on Mother as well.I pray that God bless your father.


Patrick Teng 5 years ago

Please convey my sincere regards to your father I hope he still remember me!


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cristina327 5 years ago from Manila Author

Hello The Minstrel it is good to hear from you. I am glad you took time to visit this hub. Your visit and comments are much appreciated.It is too wonderful to realize that we have a great Father in the great and awesome God of the universe. Blessings to you always. Best regards.


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cristina327 5 years ago from Manila Author

Hi khmohsin it is great to hear from you. Thank you for dropping by and appreciating this hub. Your visit and comments are much appreciated. Thank you also for blessing my father with a prayer. Yes fathers are God's gifts to children, for they are great relections of the fatherhood of God. Blessings to you and best regards.


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cristina327 5 years ago from Manila Author

Hi Patrick it is great to see you on this hub. Thank you for taking time to visit this hub. Your visit is much appreciated. Blessings to you always and best regards.


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RevLady 5 years ago from Lantana, Florida

A glorious tribute to the special man in your life, your father. I applaud his loyalty to his family and the community. Your honoring him is the greatest testimony to his parenting. I sense so much of our heavenly Father's love in yours. Christina, God, indeed, did give you a wonderful blessing in your father as I am sure you are to him as well. All glory to God!

Forever His


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Tamarajo 5 years ago from Southern Minnesota

A beautiful tribute to your father Cristina. What a blessing to realize as well the humanness of your father and the greatness of your heavenly Father.

When returning from my prodigal living and blaming my parents for most of it. The Lord instructed me to write a letter of gratitude to each of my parents thanking them for the good things they had done for me. He then directed my attention to who my real Father was and it was Him. It was the most liberating revelation.

Thank you for sharing your story.


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Dave Mathews 5 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

Ate Christina your dad will be so pleased to read such praise from his loving daughter. God Bless you.


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C-Bless 5 years ago from Canada

This is a great ode to your father. HAPPY FATHER'S DAY, Mr. Augusto.


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cristina327 5 years ago from Manila Author

Hi RevLady I am glad to hear from you again. Your visit and comments are great encouragement to me. Thanks for dropping by once again.Yes I am always grateful to God for blessing me with a father with a great heart. God has been so gracious to me.Remain blessed always. Best regards.


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cristina327 5 years ago from Manila Author

Hi Tamarajo I am glad to read your comment for this hub. Thank you for taking time to read this hub. Your visit and comments are great encouragement to me. I am glad that when our earthly fathers fail we have our Heavenly Father. His love never fails when everyone else fails. We can always count on His love. Surely His love is awesome. Blessings to you and your family. Best regards.


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cristina327 5 years ago from Manila Author

Hi Dave Mathews it is great to hear from you again. Thanks for dropping by. blessings to you and regards.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 5 years ago

Cristina, What a beautiful testimony! An honorable father is a blessing from the Lord! What love and perseverance your father has demonstrated to you! He has given you a glimpse into the Love and heart of our heavenly father... Your father has raised you well which reflects in your hubs!

Truly as you well stated "God is the greatest Father of ALL!" Thank you for sharing, In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings! God Bless YOU!


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cristina327 5 years ago from Manila Author

HI C-Bless thank you for dropping by. Blessings to you always and best regards.


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cristina327 5 years ago from Manila Author

Hi DeBorrah K. Ogans it is great to hear from you again. I am greatly encouraged by your visit and comments. Truly you are a great encouragement to me. Thank you for dropping by and appreciating this hub. I am grateful to God for giving a father to me like my very own father. Truly God has blessed me with a father who has a big heart. Because of this I always appreciate the fatherhood of God. Blessings to you and your family always. Best regards.


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jpcmc 5 years ago from Quezon CIty, Phlippines

This is a great tribute to your father. Great work!


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stars439 5 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

Dear Cristina : You are a wonderful child of your father, and reveal so much love, devotion, and respect from your heart as you honor him. How proud your father, and loved ones must be of you. God Bless You, and your precious family.


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cristina327 5 years ago from Manila Author

Hi jpcmc and stars439 thank you for dropping by and appreciating this hub. Your visit and comments are much appreciated. I am greatly encouraged by your comments. Blessings to you and your family always. Best regards.


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drpastorcarlotta 5 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

WHAT A WONDERFUL HUB! THANK YOU! YOUR WONDERFUL!!!!!


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cristina327 5 years ago from Manila Author

Hi drpastorcarlotta thank you for dropping by and appreciating this hub. Blessings to you always and your family. Best regards.


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Caleb DRC 3 years ago

Hi Cristina.

Your father has Christian qualities. Is he a Christian, and if so when did he become one, and why? When did you become a Christian, and why?

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