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I’M COMING HOME!All the little boy’s friends called his Daddy “The Man,” long before
“You da man!” ever became a popular catch phrase.
When it came to law enforcement, his Daddy was a natural. Love
for his work ran through his veins thicker than blood ever could.
When the little boy was born, his Daddy worked as a license
examiner with the State Patrol. He became a patrolman a few years
later and later graduated from the FBI Academy in Washington,
D.C. When he returned home, he took a job with the state Bureau
of Investigation, first as a Special Investigator and later in the state
Crime Information Center.
Daddy was then sent “on the road.” When Daddy came home for
a day or two, his son would run through the house and into his
arms. Daddy’s hugs were big bear hugs, and were returned just as
big, in spite of the fact that his gun holster got in the way.
Over dinner we would listen attentively as he told us of his travels,
and how much he missed us—especially at night.
“Every morning and night I read the 27th Psalm.” Daddy said.
“It gives me the courage and strength to get through this. And I
know that one day God will bless me and bring me
back home for good.”
From that day on, his son read the Psalm every day as well, even
though he saw no evidence of the promises found there. A year
had gone by when they finally got the call. “I just got the word,”
Daddy said, “I’m coming home! This time for good.”
The boy had learned a lesson that he would never forget. Daddy
was right, one day, God will answer you, if you believe in him.
Today, if you turn to the 27th Psalm in his Bible, you will see
written in bold letters: Daddy’s Psalm.
Every time he’s see those words, he remembers.