I see the picture you posted of him when he was holding a newborn version of you in his arms.
I see the last happy picture of the two of you together.
I see the generational picture of him, you, and your kids.
And if I can see all of these things that you're doing today to remember your father, so can your Father in heaven - God. Your Dad with a capital "D."
Before your dad first laid eyes on you in the hospital, your Dad saw you and loved you. That's a powerful thought.
Because your Dad sees you, you can rejoice if your dad died in Christ. You'll see him again because your Dad sent his Son, who died, rose again, and conquered death. Your dad and you are alive in the same way at this very moment because of Jesus. That's a powerful thought.
Because your Dad sees you, you can rest in His comfort and peace today. He desires nothing more than to draw you to himself today. He will never die and never leave. He promised. He's comforting your dad and you in the same way today. That's a powerful thought.
And because your Dad sees you, you can have a happy Father's Day. Because even though you might be without the man who gave you your earthly life, you will never be without your Father who gives you life to the fullest. And that's a powerful thought.
So: Happy Father's Day.