Sometimes life is a sprint and sometimes it’s a slog but Father’s Day gives us an opportunity to encourage men to press on and become all they can be in Jesus. Celebrations are part of Father’s Day, but we miss out on the opportunity to challenge dads. We miss out on an opportunity to give them the most valuable gift we can-the challenge to become a better man. Here are some thoughts to help our dads be the best they can be to lead their children and others to follow Christ.
“Train up a child in the way he should go -but be sure you go that way yourself.” Charles Spurgeon, 19th Century British Preacher and Theologian
“A man ought to live so that everyone knows he is a Christian. . .and most of all his family ought to know.” Dwight L. Moody, 19th Century American Evangelist
“My father didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.” Clarence Budington Kelland, U.S. Writer
And from God’s Word a note on how to live a godly life before your children and others ………..
“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. Let the peace of Chris trule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.” Colossians 3 : l 2-15
Happy Father’s Day to all our dads!