Sunday, June 3, 2012

Giving the battle to the cross

Yesterday my God Daughter made her confirmation.  Who knew she would grow up so fast.
God is so proud of His princess as she made her way through the day.  Oh how she looked so beautiful in her dress and outshinning the dress is her stunning personality glowing from the inside.  As I see her I remember when she was born and all the birthday parties and being there for her baptism.  Having given my life to Jesus 4 years ago now and growing in a new real faith I have learned what it means to truly be a GOD parent.  It is actually not even about me!  That shinning cross in the picture is all about my relationship to the man who died for me on the cross.  Because of that relationship and forever growing faith I can pray for her like I never knew how before.  If she ever wants to learn or talk about God I can be that God parent to teach her like I never would have before.  I can be there for her if things go wrong in her life or she steers off the wrong track.  I have Jesus's love in me and I will love her no matter what.
My heart remembers what my aunt said to me  as I enjoy my God Daughters day from clicking on the next errow through pictures on facebook.  "Heather our church doesn't think you exist (are a God parent) anymore because you don't go to our Catholic church anymore."  As I look at picture after picture of my beautiful God daughter I give the battle to the cross:
"Lord why would one of your churches have such a rule?  I can not see any where in Your word where that is right or something You would want.  Papa I grew up in that church and the God I was taught about there is who I know now in our church.  It shouldn't be about being Catholic, United, Presbytery should it?  I just want to be known as a follower of You.  Dean and I would have loved to be there and are so thankful we know that You Jesus were there with her.  Lord it doesn't matter why we weren't invited or what the case may be.  No one can take away we were still there in Your spirit for her special day and we will always love her and be her God Parents.  We will be praying for her and her family always.  In your precious name. AMEN"

1 comment:

  1. Oh Heather, I am so sorry that you have been hurt so terribly in the name of "Church". Some of the most hurtful people in this world call themselves Christians!

    I am so glad that you have the perspective to understand that these behaviors are not of "Christ" but of "Man". The "Church" as it has evolved, has very little to do with the "Church" that Peter was charged to develop.

    I believe that as your God Daughter grows up, she will start to make her own decisions about faith and I pray that you and Dean will be a part of that.

    Your God Daughter is blessed to have you and Dean in her life, even if it is at a distance at the moment. The prayer that you are both able to offer up for her is like nothing else!

    I will pray that the ache you are feeling will ease and that God will show you how you can still be a blessing to her life.