Dancing in the Light

I John 1:7 "If we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ, His Son, cleanses us from all sin."

Location: North Platte, Nebraska, United States

I am a christian wife, mother and grandmother. I am a licensed Social worker and a licensed Christian counselor. I am most proud of the relationships I have with God, my family and friends all over the world. I have been blessed beyond my dreams.

Friday, February 23, 2007

Who's Her Daddy?

Have you been watching, hearing or reading all the hoopla about Anna Nicole's baby? Evidently there are at least 5 possible fathers! The child is only five months old, therefore Ms. Smith apparently was intimate with several different men in the past fourteen months. I find that incredibly sad. I am also saddened that the media has found it necessary to give this story almost as much coverage as they did the death of President Ford. At five months old, this baby girl already has a history. Her story is already begun, written by society and the mistakes of her mother. And her story continues with the case of paternity. Who is this child's father? According to reports, today will be the day the entire world finds out. It will also be the day the father finds out. (Does anyone else find this disturbing?) Today the DNA tests will be read in a California courtroom and in a Florida courtroom, amidst a sea of piranha-like reporters, parasites feeding on the reputation, mistakes and heartbreak of a family wracked by grief and addiction, scandal and death. This report will detail the genetic makeup of the baby and compare it with the genetic makeup of the possible fathers. It will tell irrefutably and undeniably who this child belongs to. And then, this innocent child's life will change.
I remember when my sons were born and people said, "oh he has his daddy's eyes or his momma's smile". As they grew and matured, the familial traits were even more pronounced. "He acts just like hid Dad", or "He is so much like you." And "You can sure tell who his father is" or "Like father like son." These comments made their daddy so proud, knowing that his own resembled him.
I think there are times when we as Christians need to submit to a spiritual paternity test. There are times when it is very difficult to tell who our father is----times when our behavior says we could belong to anyone---times when one has to look pretty hard to find any resemblance at all to our Father. Don't you know how proud our God would be if when folks looked at us they said, "you can sure tell who her Father is" or "Like Father like son". Maybe today is the day we need to find out, the day we need to take the test. There is no media coverage but the world is most certainly watching and they want to know, "Who's your Father?"

I John 3:10 "This is how we know who the children of God are and who the children of the devil are: Anyone who does not do what is right is not a child of God; nor is anyone who does not love his brother."

*****My friend, Brian suggested an even more applicable passage: John 8:44 Read it for yourselves---very good. Thanks, Brian


Blogger Brian Nicklaus said...

How about John 8:44.
pretty harsh words for our Lord

9:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Word is to be a mirror to our souls. I teach this to my teens all the time. Great post.


10:31 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Neva, this is probably the most Godly comment I've read about the sad human being we remember as Anna Nichol - I grieve over her and pray for her little girl.

May we all reflect our spiritual DNA - that we belong to God through His Son. May that DNA shine through our lives in each moment of our lives. An apt goal, and one that can be difficult to attain and hold onto.
Romans 7:24-25
24What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? 25Thanks be to God—through Jesus Christ our Lord!

Thank You, Jesus!!

Also, Neva thank you so much for visiting and commenting on my wee blog. Your comments always warm my heart and encourage me!

10:53 AM  
Blogger Bobby Cohoon said...

I like that thought a spiritual paternity test!
Great post


11:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the reminder. We all need this.


12:06 PM  
Blogger The Preacher's Household: said...

What if none of the suspects are her father?

What I really hope is that she not only ends up with the knowledge of who her biological father is, but that she ends up with a Daddy and maybe even a Mommy that will love her and help her to be normal and find her Heavenly Father.


12:37 PM  
Blogger The Preacher's Household: said...

Also, I wonder if people have associated the decomposing body a "former Playboy Playmate" with the permance of death and the need for their Heavenly "paternity test".


12:41 PM  
Anonymous Lisa said...

Your post reminded me of the song "My Father's Eyes," I think that's the title, by Amy Grant. I think it's great to constantly remind ourselves that we want the world to see our Father in us. We may be having a hard day, but how are we going to react to the struggle? We may be grieving the loss of a loved one, but will the world hear us blaming God? We may be ourselves suffering with a terminal illness ... will the lost see us turning our back on the Creator or turning to Him for comfort and hopefully healing?

1:46 PM  
Anonymous Monalea said...

"There are times when it is diffcult to tell who our Father is" really struck me. Wow, how many times have my actions defined me as God's child? How many times have my actions defined me as someone else's child? Thank you for stepping on my toes.

2:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really want to look like Him. Thanks for reminding me how important that is.


3:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for this post. I'm giving the devotional for our first Ladies Night Out (I talked them into it, please pray that it goes well) and I'm totally gonna use this post. What a great way to look at our spirituality! I want there to be no doubt in anyone's mind who my Father is. I love you and miss you!


4:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very touching post. I had been so caught up in being right I hadnt really paid attention to what I look like to others. You helped me.
Thank you


5:24 PM  
Blogger Hayden said...

has it not occurred to you that it is quite possible that she wasn't having sex with all of these jerks, but now that she's not here to deny it they can pump up their own egos with the claim?

1:05 PM  
Blogger Neva said...

Thank you for stopping by-- i appreciate your comment. And yes, it did occur to me---but, the people who with her have corroborated the fact that she was promiscuous and lived a very decadent and sinful lifestyle.
It makes me very sad that her life was so self-destructive--it is too late to help her but I do pray for her baby--that her life will not be so traumatic.
The point of this post was that we should be the kind of people who's paternity is never in question.
Peace to you,

2:21 PM  

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