A FATHER’S HAND
As we celebrate Father’s Day and I would ask. “What do you miss about your Dad?” it would be his hand.
There is no better image of true male strength than a father cradling his newborn. His power is focused on protection, care and compassion.
Can you imagine anything more comforting growing up, than to have a father placing his hand on your head – give a little pat while planting a little kiss on your head, and say, “my child, everything will be okay. I love you – daddy’s right here.”
There is something gentle, and yet strong and reassuring about a father’s hand – that special touch that brings comfort.
Let me encourage you today by this: All of us have a hand we can hold on to. It is the hand of God. We can remember the words of the Psalms: “If I take the wings of the morning. And dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, Even there Your hand shall lead me, and Your right hand shall hold me.” (139:9,10).
For in truth, our earthly fathers are to be an exact portrait or image of our heavenly Father who cares for us in a deep and profound way.
By their presence, day in and day out, they show their families what constant love looks like. Fathers are the ones who enable a family to feel a sense of security.
I would like to encourage every father out there to get stronger. Get motivated. Do something to strengthen your faith, build your character, and cause you to stand strong during these tough times.
We are in this together – as a loving father, a good husband, and a man of faith who helps to reveal God’s love to his children.
Yours in transforming our world.
Happy Father’s Day