Father’s Day Edition
In honor of Father’s Day this weekend, this week’s Friday Flair is all about fathers!
President Obama wrote this sweet Father’s Day article for Parade magazine.
This post by Pete Wilson was posted a few weeks ago; however, I think it’s a great Father’s Day post (and a great lesson on being a leader).
Here is a Father’s Day prayer that I really like:
Let us praise those fathers who have striven to balance the demands of work, marriage, and children with an honest awareness of both joy and sacrifice. Let us praise those fathers who, lacking a good model for a father, have worked to become a good father.
Let us praise those fathers who by their own account were not always there for their children, but who continue to offer those children, now grown, their love and support. Let us pray for those fathers who have been wounded by the neglect and hostility of their children.
Let us praise those fathers who, despite divorce, have remained in their children’s lives. Let us praise those fathers whose children are adopted, and whose love and support has offered healing.
Let us praise those fathers who, as stepfathers, freely choose the obligation of fatherhood and earned their step children’s love and respect. Let us praise those fathers who have lost a child to death, and continue to hold the child in their heart.
Let us praise those men who have no children, but cherish the next generation as if they were their own.
Let us praise those men who have “fathered” us in their role as mentors and guides.
Let us praise those men who are about to become fathers; may they openly delight in their children.
And let us praise those fathers who have died, but live on in our memory and whose love continues to nurture us.
By: Kirk Loadman
Finally, I know that our earthly fathers sometimes disappoint us, but we have a heavenly Father who is always good, always perfect, always sovereign–one
whose love is unconditional and limitless: Deuteronomy 32:4
Happy Father’s Day!