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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