Monday, June 22, 2015


An article in the news spoke of the ten best looking fathers. How like the world to focus on the least important value of a father. We do not need best looking fathers we need fathers with character and values. Our fathers need to care for their families, they must believe in God and have a true heart after righteousness. I suppose few of our fathers attain perfection, but they are loved by their families for being faithful as they show the value of honest work providing for their families. They care about their children, nurturing and protecting them. A child needs a father and a mother. The love that the parents have for each other adds strength and self worth to the children. 

A friend had accomplished much through hard work. Unfortunately his marriage to his wife ended in divorce and his four girls moved away with him and his new wife. After retirement he began to drink, but he always was a handsome man. At his funeral, his children played a song mocking his good looks. I had to say some things at the funeral about how this man had once given his heart to Jesus Christ. In the end it is our relationship and faith in Jesus Christ that matters. Beauty is vanity. Our heavenly Father is to be glorified through his Son and through our lives. Fathers are to be the priests of their homes. A priest intercedes for his spiritual children. As the head of the family, fathers need to care for the physical needs of his family, and also their souls. God comes first and then family, working and trusting the Lord to provide for their food and shelter. God bless homes with fathers and mothers who love God and their children. Christian Fathers, be strong and of good courage, for the LORD is with you.
Mat 6:9  After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
Mat 6:10  Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
Mat 6:11  Give us this day our daily bread.
Mat 6:12  And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
Mat 6:13  And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.


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