Father’s Day Thoughts

To the father’s, Happy Father’s Day!

I have mixed feelings about this Father’s Day.  On the one hand, this is my first Father’s Day as a Grandfather – and I love it!  Proverbs 17:6 says  “Grandchildren are the crown of the aged, and the glory of children is their fathers.”  I don’t know about the “aged” comment, but I like the reference of the crown!

On the other hand, this is my first Father’s Day without my Dad and I miss him.  It is really a gift beyond measure to have a Dad who loves you unconditionally, and is proud of you beyond what you deserve.  I kind of knew that when he was alive, but I understand it better now.  Yet, we have a Father in heaven who loves us unconditionally and gives us grace beyond what we deserve.  The Bible has 520 verses on father’s and some of these are instructions for earthly father’s, but a large number are about our Father in heaven and his relationship to us.  As an aside, there are only 68 verses on mothers, sorry ladies!

This weekend our grandson will be dedicated in church and I expect tears of joy to see him and his parents supported by family and the church family, not yet even 2 months old, and set forth on a path that will endure in the days, months, and years ahead.  What a great way to spend Father’s Day weekend!

Dean

A Boomer In Transition