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A Father's Love
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After years of trying to have a baby, Mark and Amy were finally blessed with a baby boy. They named the child after his father. Amy was in school but took some time off to spend with her newborn. She never went anywhere without little Mark. Mark and Amy loved spending time playing with, feeding, and loving him. Little Mark’s giggle brightened up their lives.

Six months after little Mark was born, Amy decided to return to school. She would be to taking night classes so Mark could be at home with the baby. Amy was extremely nervous. She had not been away from her baby yet. She knew that Mark could take care of him but she also knew she would miss him. Amy hoped her thoughts of little Mark would not distract her from her school work.

Mark was also nervous about Amy going back to school but he did not show it. He often fed and changed little Mark when Amy was at home. But this wouldn't be different because he would be all alone with little Mark. Mark reassured Amy that everything would be just fine and she had nothing to worry about. But on the inside he wondered how he was going to deal with it.

Solo Night

The dreaded night finally came and Amy wiped the tears from her eyes as she kissed little Mark goodbye. Mark and his son had a great time together while Amy was at school. They laughed and giggled almost the whole time. But just before it was time for Amy to come home, little Mark started crying. Mark checked his diaper, but that wasn’t the problem. He tried feeding and holding him but that didn’t help either. Mark was disappointed when nothing he did seemed to comfort his son.

Our Father in heaven loves us even more than Mark loves his little son. When we suffer, God suffers. “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:38, 39).

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