What Do You Want for Father’s Day?

On my weekly visit with the 94-year old man at the nursing home today, I asked, “What do you want for Father’s Day?”

“Nothing. I don’t need nothing. Got everything I need.”

My mind immediately asked, What about spiritual needs. Got any of those?

As a father, for my ‘wants’ I looked at how seven fatherly characters in the Bible thought.

Like Job, that I’ll pray daily for my family to be guiltless (sin-free) before their God
(Job 1:5b).

Like the Apostle James, that my family would be busy doing good deeds, such as visiting the homeless and shut-ins and helping the needy (James 1:27).

Like the Apocalyptic John, that my family is blessed to be among the ones who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb (Revelation 19:9).

Like the disciple John, that I have no greater joy than to find my children walking in the truth (2 John 4).

Like the aging Patriarch, that the Lord prolong my life in old age so I can continue to tell others about Him (Psalm 71:18).

Like Jesus, that I’ll look on others as he did with tender heart-felt compassion and forgiveness.
(Matthew 9:36).

Like our Heavenly Father, that we will all love with an indefatigable love that never tires of our family coming to us for help and guidance! ( Psalm 98:3 The Message)

These are the Father’s Day gifts I’d like to receive. My desire is that this Father’s Day will be a unique, memorable Day of days.

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4 thoughts on “What Do You Want for Father’s Day?

  1. Thanks again for your insightful words. I am so blessed by my Heavenly Father, my earthly father, the amazing father of our sons, and special friends who are special praying fathers, like YOU! May God bless you on every day, love, Janey

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