Today we celebrate a father’s love. They say a child is not likely to find a father in God unless he finds something of God in his father. What an important role!
No father is perfect, but God gives us guidance through his character and his Word showing us what all fathers should aspire to.
A father’s love provides – God provides everything we need. (2 Peter 1:3) He sets the bar high for fathers to provide for their family’s needs.
Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever. 1 Timothy 5:8 NIV
A father’s love protects – Father’s rise up with courage to protect their children. Love protects. (1 Corinthians 13:7)
A father’s love teaches – Father’s share their wisdom and knowledge. They lead by example knowing their actions speak louder than words.
Listen, my sons, to a father’s instruction; pay attention and gain understanding. I give you sound learning, so do not forsake my teaching. For I too was a son to my father, still tender, and cherished by my mother. Then he taught me, and he said to me, “Take hold of my words with all your heart; keep my commands, and you will live. Get wisdom, get understanding; do not forget my words or turn away from them. Proverbs 4:1-5 NIV
A father’s love embraces – Loving touch speaks volumes to a child. It offers psychological, physical and emotional benefits. Father’s embrace with their arms and with words of blessing
A father’s love is present – Fathers shows up, fully engaged in the moment. They set aside distractions and take time to offer their full attention
A father’s love leaves a legacy – Fathers have the privilege of planting seeds of faith into the hearts of their children.
Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it. Proverbs 22:6 NLT
For all you do Dads, we honor you!
Take a moment this week to honor your father. Honor him but put your faith and trust in the Father God. Every earthly father will make mistakes but God’s love never fails.