Sunday, June 16, 2013

A Father's Responsibility

“Fathers…bring [your children] up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.” (Ephesians 6:4)

“Fathers have a special role
In each young child’s life, To mold and shape them to become
A follower of Christ

To show them the Father’s heart
And help them understand
How God’s love can be their guide
As they take Him by the hand.

Fathers have an awesome task
To show what love is made of,
So when their children look at them
They’ll see the heart of God

And grow to want to know God more,
To walk in all His ways
To learn from their Father’s wisdom
And be taught how to pray.

Dad, I just want you to know
That you mean so much to me,
Through all the years of growing up,
You taught me how to be
Someone that has faith in God
And accepts responsibility,

Someone that has a love for life
And hope for eternity
And there’s still more that you imparted
In everything you taught,
But one that meant the most to me
Was how to love the Lord.”

[ © M.S.Lowndes, cited from his website]

As we give thanks to God for our fathers and father-figures this Father’s Day, may we especially give thanks for the way(s) they have helped us find and grow in faith in God our heavenly Father.  Remember that God your Father loves you and I do, too!

No comments:

Post a Comment