Have you ever been just be-bopping through life and then suddenly get hit so hard that you lose your breath? Unexpectedly. Without warning. Sucker punched in the gut. That is what happened to me Tuesday evening. I had gone back into my ManCave to watch some video clips for my upcoming sermon series. When done I decided to tune in ESPN to catch some baseball before I headed out to watch NCIS with Jo. E:60, which I have never watched before, was on and the sucker punch came. Two stories laid me out. On the good chance you didn’t get a chance to see it, please find about 14 minutes or so (and some kleenex) and watch this story of Heath White and his daughter, Paisley.
I sat there with tears streaming down my face as I was sucker punched by the power of this story. I don’t know the religious background of the Whites, but then again that isn’t what really matters in this story. What matters is the love of a father for his “less-than-perfect” daughter.
Reminds me of another Father, one who loves in spite of His “less-than-perfect” creation. “But God shows His love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Rom.5:8 Reminds me of this song that has a powerful message.
Any thoughts? By the way, there was another story on E:60 that same evening that will be the feature of a future post.