Happy Father's Day

Happy Father’s Day 

By Mavis Tipton 

Psalm 103:13 “As a father has compassion for his children, so the Lord has compassion for those who fear Him.”

I am and will be forever grateful to my heavenly Father, who saved me from a life of sin, and all the good things He does for me. He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases.  He redeems me from death and crowns me with love and tender mercies.

Today, I honor the ‘father figures’ in my life.

I praise you Lord every day for being my heavenly Father. Without You I would not be here today, for You are the one who gave me new life and placed me in a great family, who loved me and nurtured me.

I honor both of my grandfathers.  My maternal grandfather was a Canadian.  Doing WW 1 he enlisted in the US Navy, as he wanted to help defend America, which he did.

My paternal grandfather tried two times to enlist during WW 1, but was not allowed to because he was married and had 4 or 5 children.

Both of these men believed in protecting their family and their country.  They were great examples to their children and grandchildren, and great-grandchildren and all future generations.

I honor my father, who loved me and taught me to reverence the Lord. He instilled so many great qualities in my life.

He was a man of his word, and could not tolerate lying. He taught me by his example.  He was a hard worker and provided for his family.

I honor my beloved father-in-law, who received me into his family as a daughter.  He often put the needs of others before his own needs.  

I honor my husband today, for being a loving, caring, nurturing father to his daughter, and our son, and Papa to our three grandchildren.   He is one of the most giving people I know, and what an example that has been to all of us. 

I honor my son today for the father and man of God that he has become. Even though he didn’t have the privilege of growing up with grandfathers and great-grandfathers, he has inherited their legacy and no one can take that away from him or his children.

May we be reminded more than this one day of the year, to honor the memory of all the fathers who have gone before us, with kind thoughts and memories. Remember if it were not for them, where would we be?

Thank you, Lord for all our fathers, bless them and their families.

Psalm 103:13 The Lord is like a father to His children, tender and compassionate to those who fear Him.”