I have fond memories of my dad. At times he could make me laugh so hard I would literally pee my pants. He was generous, kind and patient. He loved my mom, brother and sister really well. I have a wonderful father-in-law who is a great dad, too. He continually initiatates and engages with five families of his own and pursues us corporately and individually. Father's Day is a great opportunity to celebrate these great men in my life.
It is now 20 years that I have had the honor of being a father. I am so proud of my five. They shared with me life-giving words that I will treasure. I shared with them that I love watching them grow and celebrating all of their human doings with them. They're doings are worthy of much praise. However, it is that they are growing as human beings, as image bearers reflecting God to those around them, that is especially exciting to me. It is a profound privilege to share in this part of their lives as their father.
My prayer for myself and my children is that we will follow in the footsteps of Jesus as it was recorded in Luke 2:52, "And Jesus kept on growing—in wisdom, in physical stature, in favor with God, and in favor with others."
You and I are so blessed to be engaged in introducing our Heavenly Father to a world in need of a loving Father.