“Honor your father and mother.” This is the first commandment with a promise: If you honor your father and mother, “things will go well for you, and you will have a long life on the earth.”Ephesians 6:2-3 NLT
This Sunday is Father’s Day. I suppose that means different things to different people. Certainly, we want to acknowledge our Heavenly Father and honor our earthly ones. I rode my bike yesterday and thought about my earthly father who so painstakingly taught me to ride. He was a good man and a good example of selfless love. My Uncle Charlie was the closest thing I had to a grandfather. He taught me to ride a real horse, drive a GMC pickup, and to be kind and shrewd at the same time. Rev. Kenneth E. Hagin gave me my spiritual DNA, faith that works by love, and Pastor Dave Larkin let me hang around with him long enough to learn that a cup of coffee is far superior to months of counseling, and that sheep need a shepherd they can touch.
So head for church today giving thanks for the fathers who have made impartations into your life. If they’re still alive, give ‘em a shout out. They don’t expect much, but they probably want to know you’re OK and you remember them. When you get to church look around for those guys who make a difference, set an example. We need them. If you are one who didn’t have much fathering growing up, be grateful you are part of the family of God and that there are men who love God so much they will love you, too. Get around them and drink coffee and listen.
OK, so I wrote too long, but this is a big deal to me. I have been blessed. Happy Father’s Day!