The Day of the Father

Yes, today is Father’s Day. A father donates his sperm, makes a baby and considers that he has done his duty. A Dad looks after his family, provides for them, encourages them in spiritual, emotional, physical growth. 

Ask yourself this question. Are you a Father or a Dad?

“I will be a father to him, and he’ll be a son to me.

(From 2 Samuel 7:14-15)

It’s easy to spot a bad dad. Are you on this list?

He prefers his email to conversations with you. You can never measure up to his expectations. He sulks, screams or threatens when he doesn’t get his own way. He not only abuses the family; he also abuses drink or drugs. He withholds love when it suits him. He tries to control everything you do.

Now this isn’t just a father. It applies to moms and bosses and anyone else who places themselves above everyone else.

There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

(Galatians 3:8, NIV)

Friends…Happy Fathers Day. It’s not too late to be a better one.

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