Is your Daddy like Big Daddy?

By Julia Fernandes

October 11, 2011


We all know the broad definition of a good daddy -- a daddy who works hard for us, takes care of us when we are ill, drops us to our school, brings lunch for us, helps us with our homework, etc. When we are small our daddy is the superhero that no comic books ever speak about. As we grow older, we seldom notice when our daddy gradually transforms into a father. He may not play with us anymore but he watches over our life with the same daddy concern.


What happens when some fathers are not exactly a good daddy? God did not make anybody perfect. So, what happens when some terrible crimes are committed by fathers? We read in the papers but we just flip the page to the next article. What happens when the superhero becomes a fallen man? When the one who is supposed to protect you actually is the one who harms or hurts you? Is it easy to come to terms with this fact? Nope. Is it easy to forgive? Very difficult.


What about those who have never known what a daddy is? There are some unfortunate children in this world who grow up as orphans. All their lives these kids never get to know who their daddy is, much less get to know what a daddy’s love is.


That’s when the big daddy comes into the picture. He has always been there; it’s just that we sometimes fail to observe his divine presence in our life. The big daddy is all that the best daddy can ever be, probably even more. The big daddy is the greatest all-time superhero that any child can ever have. Yes, the big daddy is God.


If you have never known what a father’s love is just simply turn to the big daddy. You will experience love you have never known before. If your daddy treats you badly, or does things which a father should not do, just complain to big daddy. If you have never got love from your dad, do not hesitate to demand double the love from big daddy. And, trust me; He will be more than glad to love you with all that He has.


If you feel your daddy is misguiding you or pushing you towards a wrong path, share your concerns with big daddy. At times you will grow up learning things that your dad shows you to be right, which is actually wrong.


Sometimes, as kids, when things are taught as right, it becomes tough to identify later on in life that they are actually wrong. Hence, regularly, cross-check with God the things that your father teaches you. If big daddy tells you it is wrong, then it is wrong. Listen to our heavenly father and change your path. And, if possible convince your daddy also to change his path.


It is said we do not really choose our parents. They are given to us. We cannot change our fathers. But yes, when our dads fall short in being good fathers, if possible, do try and forgive them. It is said love is the most powerful tool that can change anyone. Love and prayers are a deadly combination that can change anybody. And when you feel you cannot handle your father, ask big daddy to handle him for you.


Every father has a permanent role model and that is God. Every daddy can become a superhero in the eyes of his child when he emulates the qualities of the big daddy. Truth, honesty, integrity, love, care, discipline and forgiveness are not just hollow words. These are all synonymous with God and fatherhood takes on a beautiful meaning and value when you realize your daddy possesses all these qualities and comes closest in becoming a big daddy for you…