This little story is about my dad. A very protective Father. Sometimes people have said that daddy can be extreme and is a man that should be feared…but please just hear me out.
We are a large family and He is a very doting father. He has never forsaken us and we have never had to beg for anything. No matter what is happening He will always listen and He is a present help in the time of trouble. But, daddy is a no non-sense kind of man.
Once, He told a guy that He has every right to trouble those that trouble His children. And, if you thought the mafia was bad…daddy offered a guy a mill stone around his neck with a ticket to the middle of the sea. I didn’t ask how He was going to get the guy there! He does have the contact information of a whale and some fishermen.
I even remember one time someone troubled my cousin Joshua and daddy just wasn’t having none of it. They would say it was like a west side vs. east side kind of drama.
Well daddy didn’t pull no punches that day. His children are His…and no one was troubling anyone of them. Now, Joshua knew how daddy was…so he was confident in Him. When your back is against the wall, you need someone in your corner.
So Joshua called on daddy, “Sun, stand still over Gibeon, and you, moon, over the Valley of Aijalon.” So the sun stood still, and the moon stopped, till the nation avenged itself its enemies, as it is written in the Book of Jashar…The sun stopped in the middle of the sky and delayed going down about a full day. There has never been a day like it before or since, a day when the Lord listened to a human being.”
That same day, daddy threw rock size chucks of hail from heaven. I read that more men were killed by hail than by the sword…this is stuff video games are made of…Satan had lost the war in heaven. You see daddy will fight your battle. And the fact of the matter is…He is relentless, even if it means He uses smoke, clouds, and fire to stop your enemy. His tricks with water…just a drop in the bucket…you know the whole Red Sea incident.
Daddy see’s, hears and knows…stand still…He’s gonna fight this one…and the next one for you. Daddy will make sure you get double for your trouble…that’s our Father, which art in heaven…hallowed be thy name…