Happy Father’s Day to my Dad and all the great Dads out there! Being a father is a great honor and responsibility, and I pray all of us who are Dads will love our children as our Father in Heaven loves them. I can’t even express in words how much I love our kids! It’s awesome being a Dad!
My number one job as a Father is to love and protect my kids with all my heart. The best way I can do that is to point them to their Heavenly Father who loves them perfectly. I teach them His Word and pray with them and for them every day. They know how much Jesus loves them and they have since they were little. They know all my stories of what God has done for me and they know I’ve had a very weird life, and they love it. They know all things are possible with God!
“Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”
The ultimate protection I can give my kids is to protect their souls, and only Jesus can do that. I would not know what love is or how to love my kids without Jesus. He fills my heart with overflowing love and compassion for my kids and He gives me wisdom to care for them and help them grow. It is not easy being a Dad at times. I’m not perfect and I’ve made my mistakes along the way, but the Lord always empowers me in the Holy Spirit to be the man, father, and husband He wants me to be. Glory to God for His grace! He is a loving Father and He never gives up on us!
“We love because he first loved us.”
1 John 4:19
“…Never will I leave you;
never will I forsake you.”
That is the kind of father I strive to be. My kids know that I will always be here for them no matter what and I will never leave them or give up on them. They know I will defend and protect them with my life. They know I will fight and sacrifice and suffer, so they can have a good life. They know they can come to me for a hug and an encouraging word. They know I will speak the truth and give them the discipline and guidance they need. They also know I will forgive them when they do wrong and help them stay on the right path. They know they are safe and loved beyond measure. That is what every father’s legacy should be: love.
“Your love, O LORD, reaches to the
your faithfulness to the skies.”
Thank you, Dad, for always being there for me. Thank you for your love, discipline, and guidance and for all the time spent teaching me basketball and baseball, and helping me get straight As in math. Thank you for working so hard to provide for us and all the sacrifices you made. I’ve been a Dad now for over 12 years and it has given me a much deeper respect and appreciation for all you did for us. I love you!
I will be enjoying time with my wife and kids today grilling some bison burgers and playing in the backyard. Our son loves baseball and we’ve been doing a lot of batting practice lately. He knocked a couple over the fence yesterday! Our daughter loves kicking the soccer ball with me, and they both love riding bikes, so we have a fun filled day ahead of us. It’s a beautiful new day and I am so thankful to be a Dad!
To all the Dads around the world, have fun with your kids today! They love you! Encourage them, play with them, and love them with all your heart! We only get one life. Make it count every day! Happy Father’s Day!
Grace and peace to you all!