A Word About Fathers
By Joel B.
Psalm 127:3-5 Behold, children are a gift of the LORD, The fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of one’s youth. How blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them; They will not be ashamed when they speak with their enemies in the gate.
Dads are wonderful people. Sometimes they do silly things. For instance, I bought my dad some Terro ant baits to get rid of the ants that have been invading the kitchen counter at night. I don’t know how he managed to do this, but before I went to bed last night there was Terro from the traps spilled all over the kitchen counter and ants were everywhere, drinking to their death. I woke up my mom and not only got a bit of a laugh with her, but we put out a couple more traps to lure the feasting ants away from the mess and to their ultimate fate. I know it’s a funny story, but I couldn’t help but tell it to embarrass my dad on Father’s Day.
However, let me tell you about how I view my dad. Even though he makes messes and drives everybody bonkers; he’s the most hard working and respectable man I know. He’s going on 71 years-old and he wakes up fives days a week at 4 am and works hard until 2:30 pm. He not only works hard, but he inspires others and tries to help them when he can. He does this because he has a zest for life and he doesn’t want to get behind or see anybody else get stuck behind either. Like I said; he’s an inspiration.
I owe a lot to my dad for who I am today or even who I would like to still become. He has taught me maturity, truth, and self respect. He also taught me to stand up for what I believe in. I couldn’t have picked a better dad for myself, so I certainly know why God chose my dad specifically for me.
So, sons, daughters, wives or just anybody who knows a dad this Father’s Day, take a moment to reach out to these important men in our lives. They are an important part of who we are and who we hope to become. Thank you for reading and God bless.