Psalm 68:5 (NIV)
5 A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling.
Psalm 89:26 (NIV)
26 He will call out to me, ‘You are my Father, my God, the Rock my Savior.’
Psalm 103:13 (NIV)
13 As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him;
Proverbs 3:12 (NIV)
12 because the Lord disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in.
Father’s Day is a day set aside to honor those men who have contributed to our gene pool, gave us our senses of humor and in some cases constantly and consistently pointed us toward God.
Our earthly fathers are human, some made mistakes from which we doubted we would ever recover, embarrassed us beyond belief (i.e. polyester leisure suits, socks and sandals – together) or other events that left indelible marks upon our memories and psyches.
For those of us blessed to still have these wonderful men in our lives on this day appreciate them! I thank God for the love and forgiveness often provided/received as a result of growing up and older. Most of all I am grateful to God, my Father because of His love I am able to laugh about some embarrassing moment and reflect on others that shaped me into the person I have become.
Happy Father’s Day to all fathers, be it by blood or heart!
Making His praise glorious!
- A Fathers Day Tribute (baarbaarathesheep.wordpress.com)
- A Retro Fathers Day Fit for a King (envisioningtheamericandream.wordpress.com)