This is old but good as written by Paul Harvey.  Enjoy…”What is a Father?”

“A father is a thing that is forced to endure childbirth without an anesthetic.

A father never feels worthy of the worship in a child’s eyes.  He’s never quite the hero his daughter thinks,
never quite the man his son believes him to be, and this worries him, sometimes.
So he works too hard to try and smooth the rough places in the road for those of his own who will follow him.

Fathers are what give daughters away to other men who aren’t nearly good enough so they can have
grandchildren who are smarter than anybody’s.

Fathers make bets with insurance about who’ll live the longest.  One day they lose and the bet’s paid off
to the part of them they leave behind.

I don’t know where father goes when he dies.  But, I’ve a good idea that after a good rest,
wherever it is, he won’t just sit on a cloud and wait for the girl he’s loved and the children she bore.
He’ll be busy there, too, repairing the stairs, oiling the gate, improving the streets, smoothing the way.”

“A good father, finding his son on the wrong track, will provide switching facilities.”

“Let every father remember that one day his children will follow his example instead of his advice.”

“A father can lift his family no higher than his own faith.”

We pray for all Christian dads.  Those men who are busy about the work of the Lord, seeking to set a Christ-like example.

May we not only praise our earthly fathers but may we also give praise and thanks for our heavenly Father.   We know Him through
Jesus for Jesus said, “When you have seen Me, you have seen the Father for the Father and I are one.”   Our Father God loves us and has
shown us that love through giving His Son.  May we respond with our love to Him who loved us so.

2 Responses to “WHAT IS A FATHER?”

  1. Happy Father’s Day Max ! Our Sons have ,and had great Christian Dad’s ! The 4 boys have great examples to follow . Thank you for accepting “My” boys as I have accepted and love yours . We have 4 great young men ! Thank you so much for this Father’s Day message !! May God continue to bless you as you study and send these out to so many !

    Love and Prayers, Joann

  2. As usual Max, a good and timely message. I’ll bet you were/are a great father to your sons. I had a wonderfully simple Father’s Day with my daughter and her husband. Received several great Father’s Day wishes and experienced a terrific worship experience with my church family. God is good all the time!

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