As she read the Old Testament, and the various ways God dealt with the prophets and the Israelites, an idea slowly took form in her mind. That was not just God who did those things, it was her Dad!
The whole previous year, God had revealed His Fatherhood to her. And now she connected the God of the Israelites with the God who is her Father. But not just her Father – a parental figure who loved her and took care of her – but her Dad – who knew her intimately and who liked to hang out with her.
Wow! She was blown away!
It was her Dad who hid in the burning bush and parted the sea and rained down manna.
It was her Dad who appeared as fire and smoke and scared the Israelites.
It was her Dad who knocked over the walls of Jericho.
It was her Dad who sent the big fish after Jonah.
It was her Dad who had incredible conversations with the prophets.
And it was her Dad who did so many other amazing things!
Excited, she couldn’t wait to reread the Old Testament in this new light. It was like His dealing with people of long ago suddenly became more personal.
Looking up, grateful to the Holy Spirit for helping her understand a little bit more about God, she whispered, “There is none like You, my amazing Dad!”
He whispered back, “And there is none like you, my amazing daughter!”