Estelle and Robert: To Know Him

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Chapter 40 (v.1) - Abba

Submitted: July 30, 2019

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"Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know."

Thomas raised one bushy brow, "Lord, we don't know where you're going. How can we know the way?"

"I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him."

"Lord, show us the Father," Philip breathed, barely loud enough for Robert to hear who crouched beside Peter.

A father.

Despite knowing what Philip meant, 'a father' rang a different tune in the ears of the young Robert

Despite knowing what Philip meant, 'a father' rang a different tune in the ears of the young Robert. A father. He'd never known his. Taken away from him. No hope of ever meeting him, even for Estelle who had given her heart to Jesus. A father. The closest thing he had to a father was Joel. Joel and Mavy had become close and despite his awkwardness, he had done a decent job in falling into the role model the two children had desperately needed. The teens even liked him, putting Joel's worries to rest.

Yet it wasn't quite the same. A father. So desperately needed, even as a teen. One who would admonish and correct, who would discipline and guide, who would love and uphold and encourage. It wasn't as if Robert would admit out loud, even in front of Samuel his desire to be in a father's embrace, even at twelve years old. A man in his own eyes. A baby in his mother's.

"Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Show us the Father? Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works. Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works' sake. Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.

 


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