Their Father's LoveRich Stigall
As a GO Fellow, John has had the opportunity to get to know many Haitian children personally, resulting in some beautiful connections. One special friend is five year old Brianna. Brianna has a smile that will melt the hardest of hearts, and she has a burly buddy in John.
This weekend John was hosting our Team’s trip to Leogane. John and his wife, Abby, are expecting their first child and heading back to the States for the birth. This was the last time John would see Brianna for awhile at best.
Saying goodbye is hard, especially when you care about someone. As John wrapped Brianna in his arms for one last time, my mind raced back to Kansas.
I have three girls who call me Daddy. My love for them knows no bounds, but even on my best Daddy day, the hugs I give them are not different from the hug John gave Brianna.
Then I realized John was just a tool in the Master’s hands. Jesus sent a big-hearted, bearded, Blonc so that Brianna could feel her Daddy’s love. Brianna knows what a good Daddy hug feels like…oh, how she knows that!
In Psalms, our Lord declares He is a Father to the fatherless. They are His children and how great is their Father’s love!