Hi Friends! Hope you are enjoying this beautiful Sunday where we celebrate our fathers. Although, I'm not able to be with my father this weekend, I was able to spend some time with him recently. One thing I know about that man is that he loves his family and adores all his grandchildren. He's the kind of guy that will bend over backwards to help out people and is always generous. He can be tough as nails and stubborn as all get out, but at the core is a tender, young-at-heart, big ol' teddy bear. Over the years, he has done many things right... and made some mistakes along the way too. God is not finished with him yet. Like all of us, he is a work in progress. I am blessed to have him as my dad and even more blessed to have him as my friend. I love you, Dad!
I'm so grateful also for the father that my husband has grown into. We can speculate what kind of father our husbands will be before we have children, but no one can know for sure. It has been such a privilege to watch him love on and encourage our children. He is patient, kind, loving, gentle... pretty much the all the fruits of the Spirit wrapped up into one guy. I have loved watching the Lord grow him into the man he is today. Oh, how I love that man!
I'm thankful for my father-in-law too. He poured God's Word and his love for Jesus into his boys from a young age. His prayers for us and encouragement to walk with Jesus have been a sweet demonstration of his love for his family.
For those whose fathers are no longer here with you, I pray that today would be a day that brings special memories to mind. May the sweet thoughts bring smiles to your faces and joy to your hearts!
Perhaps your earthly father was not around or even worse, left scars upon your heart. For those dear souls, I pray your heart would be healed and filled up with love and joy by your Heavenly Father. He loves you much and desires nothing more than a real relationship with you. So much so, that He gave up His Son's life so that you could have eternal life with Him.
For this week's bible verse, I chose the verse we will be focusing on this week at our church's VBS. Not only is it a great reminder for each of us, but it is a perfect charge for the special men in our lives too!
Wishing you a wonderful week!