The Well Magazine Spring 2013 - Page 32

CONTINUED FROM PAGE 13 The Father’s Love On that morning of November 15, 1995, as the snow fell, and the pains came, and the breath of winter hung in the Virginia air, we knew: It was time. Shortly after 6:30 p.m. that Wednesday evening, I watched as your mom gave her final push in the room at Alexandria Hospital, and your wet, black, straight hair slicked to your head finally John W. Fountain is the founder and poked through fully into the president of WestSide Press Books, a light of life. I watched as they professor of journalism at Roosevelt University in Chicago and an awardsuctioned you and you took winning columnist for the Chicago your first breath and cried. I Sun-Times. cried, too, at the sight of you, perfect, beautiful, our daughter, my daughter. And every hope I What We Believe One God in three persons: Father, Son, Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ’s deity, virgin birth, sinless humanity, sacrifice on the cross, atoning blood, bodily resurrection, ascension to heaven and return. The Bible is God’s infallible revelation to man. Salvation by grace alone, through faith alone, through Jesus Christ alone. The one true church, the body of Christ, consisting of all believers. The Holy Spirit indwells and empowers believers and is given as a seal of our inheritance in Christ. ever had for you, every expectation, every joy a father could ever find in a daughter, I found in you that day, in that moment, in that room. Buy “Dear Dad: Reflections on Fatherhood” at Do you have an inspiring story? Share your testimony at The Well. Write or The Well Magazine P.O. Box 485 Matteson, IL 60443 32 The Well Magazine/ Spring 2013