Sunday, June 17, 2012

BIBLE PICK 'EMS - My Father's Eyes

My mom and dad have three children.

Me, my brother, and my sister.

My mother has beautiful blue eyes.  So do my brother and my sister.  My dad has pretty hazel eyes.

So do I.

My dad is 82, and as I was talking to him the other day, it struck me…

I am the only child with his hazel eyes.

Yes, biologically I can figure it all out.  I remember the little grid charts showing the alleles for eye color.  I remember putting in the big *B* for brown, and the little *b* for blue.  So I had a 50/50 chance of getting hazel eyes.  My dad has a recessive gene for blue eyes, so that’s how my siblings were able to have blue eyes.  (Impressed by my science knowledge??  I'm impressed that I remembered any of that…)

But it never really hit me until the other day.  In some odd way, when I look into my dad's eyes, I'm sorta looking into my own.

It makes me feel special.

Got me thinking – 

When people look into my eyes, can they see the eyes of my Heavenly Father?

Oh, how I want to see the world and other people like He does!

And in honor of our Abba in heaven, here's some great verses about HIM:

Romans 8:15 "So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God's Spirit when he adopted you as his own children. Now we call him, Abba, Father."

2 Corinthians 6:18 "And I will be your Father, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty."

Psalm 89:26 "He shall cry to Me, 'You are my Father, My God, and the rock of my salvation."

1 John 3:1 "See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are." 

Matthew 6:26  "Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?"

Matthew 18:12-14 "What do you think? If a man owns a hundred sheep, and one of them wanders away, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the hills and go to look for the one that wandered off?  And if he finds it, I tell you the truth, he is happier about that one sheep than about the ninety-nine that did not wander off.  In the same way your Father in heaven is not willing that any of these little ones should be lost."

Luke 12:32 "Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom."

John 14:1-2 "Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you."

John 16:27 "No, the Father himself loves you because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God."
Matthew 7:9-11  "Which of you, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!"


And best wishes to all those dads out there!  

How do you want to resemble your Heavenly Father?

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  1. What a sweet tribute to a wonderful man - your father. Love, sandie

  2. Hi Sharon,

    Great Father's Day tribute and as always you have linked it so well spiritually - I cannot get my mind round answering your question just at the moment though. Except to say maybe compassion and love tempered with discipline guidance and when needed tough love. But then I am a mother not a father.

  3. What a great tribute to your dad; how interesting too, Sharon, because there are three of us in our family, two girls, one boy, and my dad's eyes were hazel and I got his eyes :)

    I hope you get to spend some time with your dad today!

    I love all the scriptures you listed; I too want to model my heavenly father, especially in unconditional love and compassion, its definitely still a work in progress though!

    hope today will be a day of rest!


  4. I loved this post.

    In full confession, I'll admit to sort of glazing over the science part in a blondish haze. Have I mentioned how much I deliberately tune out most science? Yeah, well I do. It gives me a headache.

    Your thoughts on reflecting the eyes of your father and FATHER are beautiful and inspired, though, so I'll give you a pass on the science.

  5. Another A+ post...Happy Father's Day to your family too!

  6. I got my dad's blue eyes. My mom had hazel eyes. It's good to have our father's eyes. Especially our Heavenly Father's eyes.


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