Yes, you have a daddy. That was Jackie's silent response to an unasked question. As a maternal child home care nurse, she travels throughout the community caring for her patients and often notices when she does there is no father present in the life of the child.
One mother admitted to her that she felt guilty and depressed because she had wanted something better for her children. So Jackie wrote a poem in response to her feelings that she hopes will be published as a childrens’ book she could pass out to her clients bringing hope and love to fatherless families. Does anybody know a publisher? In the meantime, she is collecting new and gently used Christian children's books to hand out to her clients. Her email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to help or encourage her too!!!
Yes, you have a Daddy who loves you tenderly, and though you may not see Him, He’s as real as real can be / Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart. Jeremiah 1:5 NIV
Yes, you have a Daddy who calls you by your name, He knows everything about you and loves you just the same / Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. Isaiah 43:1 NIV
Yes, you have a Daddy who gives you gifts galore. Love, joy, peace, and happiness and life for evermore / For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16 NIV
Yes, you have a Daddy who will be with you when you’re sad. He can mend your broken heart and help you to feel glad / The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18 NIV
Yes, you have a Daddy who has a listening ear. And if you need to talk, He is always near / Before they call I will answer; while they are still speaking I will hear. Isaiah 65:24 NIV
Yes, you have a Daddy who can show you the way. He will give you wisdom and knowledge every day / The love of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow in His precepts have good understanding. Psalm 111:10 NIV
Yes, you have a Daddy with shoulders to carry things. And when he lifts you up you’ll feel like you have wings / But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles: they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:31
Yes, you have a Daddy someday His face you’ll see. Then He will hold you close and say, “Come home with me” / And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with Me that you also may be where I am. John 14:3 NIV