Your Joy

No one loves me just like you do
No one knows me just like you do
No one can compare to way my eyes fit in yours
You’ll always be my father
And I’ll always be your joy-Chrisette Michele

This is part of the song “Your Joy” by Chrisette Michele. I remember when I first heard this song I immediately fell in love with it because so much of the song’s lyrics resonate with me as it relates to me growing up with my father. As I reflected on Father’s day, I realize how this song also applies to our heavenly Father.

It is such a blessing to acknowledge our fathers and father figures not just on that one day, but everyday. I know Father’s day can be bittersweet for some and maybe just plain bitter for others but we can all find some sweetness and joy when we think of our heavenly Father who loves and cares for us no matter what. Psalm 68:5 says “He is a father for the fatherless.” As the song says, we are his joy.

For the LORD takes delight in his people; he crowns the humble with victory. (Psalm 149:4)

Dear Daddy,

Happy Father’s Day to You every day! I may not celebrate You often enough but I want You to know that I worship and praise You! Bless Your holy name! Thank You for being an irreplaceable and matchless father! Thank You for our earthly fathers and father figures and for the valuable and sometimes hard lessons they have taught us. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Daughters of the Father, I EMPOWER you to not only think of your earthly father, whether good or bad, but think of your heavenly Father who is always good and whose mercy endures forever! I EMPOWER you to strive to be His true joy as His child! Be who He created you to be.

 Listen to Chrisette Michele’s Your Joy


Mrs. Coretta Collins is a wife and mother who enjoys reading, writing, movies and spending time with family and friends. She is avid about health, healing and helping which serves her well as a Family Nurse Practitioner in a hematology and oncology practice. Striving to be led by the Lord throughout life and having overcome significant challenges, her favorite scripture is Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future. Coretta is a member of St. John A.M.E. Church in Birmingham, Alabama. She resides in Calera, Alabama with her awesome husband and two wonderful sons.