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|Weekly Thought - June 18, 2017
(taken from the Our Daily Bread)
A Perfect Father
My father once admitted to me, “When you were growing up, I was gone a
I don’t remember that. Besides working his full-time job, he was gone some
evenings to direct choir practice at church, and he occasionally traveled for a
week or two with a men’s quartet. But for all the significant (and many small)
moments of my life- he was there.
For instance, when I was eight, I had a tiny part in an afternoon play at school.
All the mothers came, but only one dad-mine. In many little ways, he has
always been a dad who loves us. And seeing him tenderly caring for my mom
in the last few years of her life taught me exactly what unselfish love looks live.
Dad isn’t perfect, but he’s always been a dad who gives me a good glimpse of
my heavenly Father. And ideally, that’s what a Christian dad should do.
At times, earthly fathers disappoint or hurt their children. But our Father in
heaven is “compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love” (Ps
103:8) When a dad who loves the Lord corrects, comforts, instructs, and
provides for the needs of his children, he models for them our perfect Father in
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