Today is FATHER’S DAY 👔 And I celebrate all the dads and fathers, granddads, Pops, and Papas.
As I stated in a previous post, I know you “guys” get the short end of the “holiday” stick. It is my belief that we have trained men to not care about that kind of stuff, but I tend to believe that they actually might enjoy that kind of stuff. Stuff being, the hugs, the dinner, the gifts, and the adulation we give our mother’s the month prior. Sure mothers do the tough work of carrying life in their bodies for months and pushing us out into the world, but good dads are right there with moms every step of the way.
Good dads prop up moms feet, run to stores for odd cravings of pickles with ice cream, and they take care of the other kids (if you have it like that) while mom is resting.
Great dads are also building legacies for themselves and others. They are either working for someone else and setting back some Benjamins for their children’s college education and first home. Or they can be found starting businesses, creating jobs, and a legacy for their children and grandchildren to continue.
Dads come in all shapes, sizes, and shades of skin. Some are fun and others, the serious type. Some take you to games and others teach you how to play and will play with you until their knees wear out.
And the best dads, don’t only leave you an inheritance of material wealth, they give you the wisdom to pass on to the next generation. They do not die out because they get older, they grow wiser while encouraging you to accomplish even more than they did for the greater good. Great dads are generous human beings, and they make us all happy to be called their kids.
Finally, the greatest Father of all and the model for mankind, is God. I like to call Him my Abba Father. He is the Supreme Example of love.
The scripture, Romans 5:7-8, says it all:
“Now it is an extraordinary thing for one to give his life even for an upright man, though perhaps for a noble and lovable and generous benefactor someone might even dare to die.
But God shows and clearly proves His [own] love for us by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One) died for us.”
No one would die for the wretched, for a person that despises them, uses them, curses them, but a Great God did. And He has the power to forgive and cleanse humanity from all unrighteousness.
That’s my Abba Father.
If you don’t know Him, you can today. Simply have a private conversation (which is what prayer is) and tell him you are ready to have a relationship with the greatest Father ever. Tell Him you want to experience the love described in Romans 5:8. And then thank Him (that’s the faith part) and believe that God has heard you and will answer you. ❤️ Lastly, let me know that you’ve taken this step so I can help you find a family of Christ followers in your area who will help you sustain this powerful new relationship.
With love, really,
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