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  • Happy Father’s Day!

    Posted on June 17th, 2012 rhonda No comments

    I will proclaim the decree of the Lord:  He said to me,

    “You are my son; today I have become your Father . . . “

    Psalm 2:7


    Father is my word of wisdom for today.

    In May, during Mother’s Day, I stood in line at the pharmacy to put in a prescription.  There were a few guys in line behind me who were talking about how cheated they felt as fathers.  They were saying that on Mother’s Day, women get everything.  As men, they’re expected to buy gifts, take women out to dinner.  Men are expected to “pull out all the stops” for the mothers in their lives.   They’re expected to buy even when they don’t have money to buy.  However, no one makes the same effort for them on Father’s Day.  They said they’ll be happy if they get a card.  Even though the men behind me were laughing & joking, it was a hard conversation to listen to.  Deuteronomy 5:16 tells us to honor our fathers & mothers, so that we can live long.  The fact that my life depended on how I treated both my parents was a revelation to me.  I wish I knew that before.

    God bless all of you gentlemen who are fathering others, whether they are your biological children or not.

    I pray for the men who are not able to assume their responsibilities as a father, or who refuse to undertake those responsibilities.

    I am glad that God is willing to be a father to us all.  A perfect father.  A father who can and will protect us, listen to us, counsel us, discipline us, feed us, shelter us, and bless us.

    I also thank God for the father He gave to me.

    Fathers, enjoy your day.

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