A teacher had been telling her class about the weather in different
Seasons. Now she was talking about the variable weather in March.
"What is it, she questioned, "that comes in like a lion and goes out
like a lamb?" A small girl raised her hand and volunteered, "FATHER!"
This Season as we remember and pay homage to our father, (Even if he''s
just a memory), let''s HONOR HIM!
The dictionary describes a father as a man "who has begotten a child".
But a father is more than that. The Bible records a beautiful story of
a father''s love for his son: The wayward son left home and squandered
all of his inheritance in foolishness and sin. When he had lost all,
he returned to the father in shame and repentance. When the father saw
him coming, "he ran to meet him." He met him with gladness and
forgiveness as he welcomed him back home. Of such is a father''s love!
A father is not just a "figure-head"; he''s the leader of his
household. According to one observation, "The words that a father
speaks to his children in the privacy of the home, are not heard by
the world, as in whispering galleries. They are clearly heard at the
end, and by posterity." A father once said: "I don''t want to be a Pal,
I want to be a FATHER!" Now, GOD IS THE PERFECT FATHER and He loves us
unconditionally. We are faithfully and wonderfully made in His own
Image and Likeness; and our very destiny is in His Hands. The Spirit
Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are God''s children. (See
Romans 8:16) He loves us so much that He gave His "only begotten Son
(Jesus)" to save us and bring us back when we stray; and He causes ALL
THINGS to work for our good, as we put our trust in Him. Each one of
us is His personal concern. In Judges 13:8, a father-to-be named
Manoah prayed for God''s guidance over his son before he was even born.
He named him Samson.
If you have already lost your earthly father, you do not have to go
through life scared and unloved and forgotten. There are many fathers
in Christ who are waiting and willing to pour all they have into your
heart and life. - like ELIJAH and ELISHA - No matter what your age.
For a father is more than a title.
The Bible says that a good father leaves an inheritance for his
children. If your father have failed you in any way, you need to
forgive him - love him and HONOR HIM so your days may be long and