Thursday, June 18, 2009

THANKFUL THURSDAY...Your Father's eyes

"You have your father's eyes!"
"You are the exact image of your Dad!"

You will hear common remarks such as this at a family reunion or a gathering where distant relatives have not seen you or your children in a while. When people look at your family, usually they can see a resemblance in either the physical characteristics or your mannerisms. Hand gestures, facial expressions, speech patterns. Brown eyes, big ears, dark hair, broad shoulders. When someone listens to you or looks at you, can they tell what family you are from?

Jesus said that there is one way to live that will make us recognizable as one of His children. Being a peacemaker. When people look at you, do they see peace?

MATTHEW 5:9 "God blesses those who work for peace, for they will be called the children of God."
I am thankful today on this Thankful Thursday for the eyes of my Father. In a few days we will honor our earthly fathers, and I hope that you have some godly attributes passed down to you from your father, but the eyes of the Father that I speak of is not the genetic color passed down ...but it is the love, the peace, the joy and the grace that can be seen thru the eyes of our Heavenly Father.

When people see you ....do they see the family resemblance?

What are you thankful for today? Are you thankful for a Father that loves you? For a Father that looks upon you with such a great love and adoration? Please share with us your grateful heart by linking up below in Mr. Linky.

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30 comments:

Grammy said...

Hi LAURIE, That was a wonderful post. Be blessed my friend.

Pia said...

i'm grateful that my Heavenly Father loves me. He makes me feel important. happy TT, laurie. God bless!

Lynn said...

Hi Laurie,

Great post for this week. Oh, that others see my Father in my eyes.

Thanks for hosting... Have a fantastic TT. Hugs.

Rita T. said...

Great post to get one thinking - and thanking. And thanks to you for hosting! Have a wonderful Thursday.

God Chaser said...

No better thanks can we give today. I join you in giving thanks for my heavenly Father- Be Blessed.

LauraLee Shaw said...

Honestly? Sometimes. The prayer of my heart is that my kids, my hubby & everyone I meet would see Jesus in me, but (sigh), not always the case.

When I'm surrendered, humble, completely laid bare before the Lord, hopefully, HE is ALL anyone sees! :D

INcredible post, sister!

It Feels Like Chaos said...

So beautiful and what a Father we have!!!

Shannon said...

Made me think of the song "Father's Eyes" by Amy Grant.

BoufMom9 said...

What a beautiful post! I so look forward to Thursdays each week, just so I can be inspired by the words that everyone is moved to write.
Blessings.

Pia said...

thank you so much for praying, laurie. i know it will bear fruit anytime soon. i believe so. (((HUGS)))

Lisa @ Crazy Adventures in Parenting said...

This is such a perfect post. I was invited to a wedding once in which I complimented my friend, the groom, on how much he looked like his mother. He giggled and smiled in a strange way and later explained why. She wasn't really his mother. She was his stepmother, and yet, they looked identical. It was clear the love between them, blood or no.

Happy TT to you!

JesuLalaine said...

Hi Laurie,

Thanks for hosting this great meme.. i love the theme this week.. :)

Denise said...

uch an awesome post sweetie.

Beth in NC said...

What a great post Laurie. I pray people see my Abba Father in me.

mrs.marcum said...

thanks for hosting TT! I am so thankful for our Heavenly Father.

Lauren said...

A friend of mine recently posted a quote that said "We become what we behold" ... May I behold Jesus every day so that I might become more like Him! Thank you for sharing this wonderful post!! Be blessed this Thankful Thursday!

Jerralea said...

Great post! It is my goal to become more like my Father.

Diane ~ said...

A wonderful post & thank you so much for hosting Thankful Thursday!

Mariposa said...

I'm running late but don't want to miss celebrating God's greatest gift, my parents!

Lovely theme...thanks for the reminder.

Lori said...

Beautifully said.

~ Being Woven said...

Oh, I am so grateful for your reminder about our earthly fathers and for our Father. How blessed to have shared even only 12 years with mine, but Eternity with the One and Only Father.

May your day be blessed ~ linda

Erica said...

I loved that! Thank you for such a neat topic to contemplate on.
I appreciate you "hosting" us!

bp said...

Thanks for hosting and the great topic you chose.
Have a wonderful weekend.

hip chick said...

I posted my TT post before I had even read your inspiration about family and being a child of God. I have always been told I look like my dad as well.

Bonnie said...

Good question. I have to stop myself and remember to ask myself that sometimes. Do I see my family resemblance and if not, why not? Why isn't the Father shining through me... Thank you for sharing!!!!

Cora said...

Laurie,
What a wonderful reminder to be like our heavenly Father!
Cora
http://sdpastorshome.blogspot.com/

Allykat said...

I just started the Thankful Thursdays posts on my blog and linked up! I am so thankful for our heavenly Father who give me great peace and love!

Marsha said...

Hi Laurie, Thanks for hosting again!

Daisy said...

ohh...I love to participate on TT but as for this topic, for personal reasons, I would skip this. It's nice to read your post and all others anyway. Happy Fathers Day to all your dads!

purplemoose said...

I never did get around to it, maybe this week I'll be able to sit and make a post. :( Thanks for hosting anyways!