I think it may be one of my favorite pictures ever taken.
Obviously I love it because it portrays two of the people I love most in this world, and it captures them perfectly.
But it illustrates much more to me than that. Because although I love my father, and believe he may have done the best that he knew how, I have no photos of him holding me like this. Nor have I any memories of him holding me like this.
The photo reminds me of grace, of broken cycles, of redemption, of a Christ who makes all things new.
But mostly I love this photo because I know - I know - that even if I never had an earthly father to who looked at my this way as he led me in a crazy dance, I have a Heavenly Father who still does.
And the look of joy on my daughter's face reminds me of the joy that I feel when I gaze into His.
See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!
And that is what we are!
1 John 3:1