Last week we had the opportunity to go to a nearby lake and be with our children, grandchildren, and friends. It was a special treat for us to be together.
Yes, it was crowded and some slept outside while others on the floor. It was very interesting but fun at mealtimes. One thing that stood out was the small children spending time with their dads. As we sat around talking and interacting there were always children about.
They might be sitting in their dad’s lap or next to them. I was so impressed with the dads that were in our camp as they were trying to set Godly examples for their children, (Deuteronomy 4:9, 10). It is a big responsibility being a dad and trying to have a Christian home and family, (Proverbs 20:7, Ephesians 6:1-4).
They might not be at the top of the ladder financially or the top golfer or pro bass fisherman but they have given themselves to and for their family. Lift them up in prayer because they go to work day after day trying to provide for their family and many times the working environments and conditions are not pleasant, (1 John 5:19).
Satan will work extra hard to defeat a husband or father because it affects so many, (Matthew 12:29, Luke 11:21, John 10:10). Next Sunday will be Fathers Day and let us remember them. See you in Church next Sunday.