Friday, November 20, 2009

Ode To My Father

If I was the most moral of ladies
I would have said that was why You blessed me with a wonderful husband;
If I had not missed work purposely
I would have said that was why You gave me the promotion;
If I had not partied the night before exams
I would have said that is why You blessed me with good grades;
If I had woken up early
I would have said that is why You kept a parking space just for me;
If I had passed my driving test
I would have said that is why You preserved me and my car in Lagos road;
If I had a white-colored past
I would have said that is why You allow people listen to me;
If I have never missed a day of prayer and bible study
I would have said that is why You surround me with favour;

I can go on and on about ways that I have fallen short
Even of my own expectations
Yet, never for one day did You turn your back on me
You have been there – faithful, loving and true;

It suddenly hit me, so profound yet true
That You have loved me even before I had thought of loving You
And it is not by my works, my morality, what I did or did not do
But simply You love me and Your Grace has been there for me;

I thought I was the only one You loved that much
But when I looked around me, I realized You are consistent
Your love is there for everyone
No wonder you make the sun and moon shine on the righteous and the unrighteous;

Thank you for Your unconditional love
I have tried to reciprocate, but can anything compare to Your Love?
All I can try to do is obey You
Which has not been easy in this my walk with You;

I just want to say Thank You
For Your Love
That extends to each and every one of us
And is always there for us inspite of ourselves.

I tried to count my blessings…and I could not keep count. They were just too many. Thank You, My Loving Father.

These are the songs in my heart
I Pour My Love On You
Unrestrained

Your Daughter Whom You Love,
Rita

18 comments:

David C Brown said...

What a Father we have! And the Father specially loves us because we love the One that He loves.

Myne Whitman said...

What an Awesome God. Not by power or might at all, all by His grace. Thanks for sharing this.

Kafo said...

amen
and amen

blogoratti said...

Very nicely written.

Olufunke said...

I so love this!
Rita, God bless you so much!

Its not of our works, but its of God that shows mercy.
This made a lto of sense, and makes me more grateful to God.
Thanks....I am inspired to write my own ode.
How are you doing?

Sugarking said...

Chai! mw swf don dey slack with my bible lately mehn. I really need to get up in there! thanx for this.

TRYBES said...

I love this..been hopin to do a post like this for days now but...

Thanks for sharin..God is ever so faithful..

HYAW said...

my pastor says 'even if i were the only one on earth, christ would still die for me' such is love. we love him, cuz he first loved us

TinTin said...

Amazing!

BBB said...

Thank you father for your underserving love....

theicequeen said...

true words!!! been caught up in this sentiment for some days now, but you put it into words more beautifully than i ever could have!

been a whiiiiile, but i'm baaack :D...hope you've been great?

olaoluwatomi said...

Lovely, We love him because he first loved us!

Debbie said...

What's love got to do with it? Everything; it cost him his life:

His love is boundless, defies meaning, cannot be comprehended,
surpasses understanding, is never ending, never fails and is new every morning.

chichi said...

this couldnt be more touching. really. just beautiful

Good Naija Girl said...

This is a beautiful post, Rita! I am so thankful for God's love, and that is has no conditions.

Enkay said...

If God's love was conditional, none of us would qualify.

Beautiful one!

~Sirius~ said...

It's amazing how you put these words together-

I can say they are straight out of my head.

"Thank you Father for your unconditional Love"

And thank you for Rita....

aloted said...

wonderful post:)

HIS love is just too amazing beyond words