Sunday, June 21, 2009

A Happy Father's Day

Several years ago I never would have imagined that I would be a dad.  God's knows what he is doing.  (Jeremiah 29:11)  Tonight I heard my oldest son giggling as his mommy tucked him into bed, there was a point in my life I thought I would never hear the giggling of a child in my house.  Tonight I bathed two babies at one time, there was a time I would have never thought I would have had even one baby to bathe.  Tonight I saw the cute grin of my daughter and the huge open mouth smile of her twin brother.

Today is Father's Day.  I'm truly a blessed man.  I got to celebrate 20 years of marriage with my lovely wife this past week and now I get to celebrate the blessing of being a dad.  I thank God for the miracle of adoption.

For all you dads out there I hope you have a happy Father's Day.  We have a huge responsibility to disciple our kids:

Deuteronomy 6:6-9 (Andy paraphrase)

Define and Communicate God’s Word to your kids.  Tell them often, over and over, repeat it because we all know it takes a while for something to sink into a kid’s head and then make it to his or her heart.  God’s Word should be part of who we are and we should talk about Him when we sit around the house, when we ride in the mini-van (captive audience), when we tuck them in at night and when we wake them up in the morning.   Hang it on the fridge, post it on the mirror.   Make God’s word the fabric of your home, the joists, studs and rafters of your family, build your family on God’s Word.


Bonnie said...

ahhhhhh.....melted my heart with those smiles.

ZazFamily said...

you definitely are a "Rad Dad". That is a good thing, great post and challenge!!

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