A woman about 20 years older than I came to me after the meeting and gave me a big hug. "I know this may seem strange to you but I feel as if you are my dad." She said. The truth is that now it doesn't seem strange at all. After I began to earnestly ask for the heart of the Father, I began to see everyone more as sons and daughters no matter their age.
With all the people and situations I have had to deal with these last few years, what I've found is that I make better choices, give better advice, pray better prayers and love in greater measure as I ask myself "What if they belonged to me? What if they were my own?" It puts me in a profoundly different place. Just something to ponder...
I believe the Lord is raising up spiritual fathers and mothers. The Lord values family.