Wednesday, August 6, 2008

The Love of a Father

Steven Curtis Chapman was on Good Morning America this morning. In case you missed the news about six months ago his 17 year old son, Will Franklin, accidentally hit his five year old, Maria, with the car and she died. The family has bonded together incredibly, using their grief to promote hope.

But the moment that astounded me was when Steven was recounting the actual events of the accident. Will Franklin had gotten out of the car to see what happened to Maria while Steven ran and scooped her up in his arms. He jumped into the still running car to take Maria to the hospital. As he was pulling out the drive way he rolled down his window and yelled "Will Franklin!"

His son turns and looks at him, tears streaming down his face as the reality of what has happened hits him. Steven looks at Will Franklin and says "Your father loves you son."

If the love of a human father can be so amazing, why do we limit the love of a heavenly Father? There is nothing our God can not forgive!

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