Dads Lives Matter
Tonight we celebrated my dad’s 70th birthday. It was a surprise party and total family affair. He clearly appreciated our thoughtfulness. My brothers and I clearly recognized the significance of the moment. You see, we’ve each been blessed to call him dad for well over forty something years.
I’m well aware that many never get to even meet their dad. Many never get to live with their dad. Many never get to feel loved by their dad. Many never receive the encouragement and affirmation needed from their dad. Many have to say a way too early, earthly goodbye to their dad. And, I know personally that a dad’s life really matters.
A dad’s example can lead multitudes in the right direction. A dad’s love can touch his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. A dad’s leadership can prepare generations for embracing their God-given responsibilities. A dad’s faith can breathe hope into his present home and into many future homes. A dad’s legacy can far out live his years here on earth. For these reasons and many more a dad’s life really matters. So, dads strive to become the man God created you to become. For, your life matters way beyond what you can imagine.
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9)
Wonderful act and words of appreciation! God bless you, Steve, catch up with me in 10 years! I’ll idle and wait for you to catch up! You have special sons! My Dad was “gone too soon” – dying suddenly of an aortic rupture one Sun. morning as he tried to get ready for church! I was only 27, and the grands were so young that they barely remember him. Like you, he trusted and followed Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. Give Helen my greetings too!