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  1. I am trusting in the Almighty,
    though having been so many times, a prodigal,
    trying to make music a madrigal
    to cover over the pain of estrangement
    from my earthly father, whom I barely knew,
    my confused arms stretching toward him
    from an adult cradle, without knowing
    I wanted to be blessed in my mental crib.
    One day I walked away from the furniture,
    and I wondered if Dad would be at the next corner.
    Hardly all his fault, hardly none of my own,
    fallen nature's conscience came to a crawl,
    till one day the Scriptures pulled and called
    holy living "Acceptable".*
    Me acceptable to my Father above,
    in the daily, living in His love?
    If I take salvation given,
    turn to Him each day, in holy living?
    This is the affirmation an older man needed
    to overtake the young man running,
    pride of an eagle in my breast,**
    knowing our Father cares, by the Spirit, in Heaven
    * Romans 12:1
    ** Isaiah 40:31
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    that's a good word Ragamuffin.....I found out at age 32 that the man I grew up calling dad was not my real dad. They had kept it a secret from me, even though everyone in my home town knew the truth. Yet God had already given me two scriptures through total strangers a few months before....

    Psa 27:10 When my father and my mother forsake me, Then the LORD will take care of me. And the other person gave me...
    Isa 63:16 Doubtless You are our Father, Though Abraham was ignorant of us, And Israel does not acknowledge us. You, O LORD, are our Father; Our Redeemer from Everlasting is Your name.
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      Awesome testimony, Westozzie. Our "Abba" is good.