My mother always used to say “Anyone can be a father, it takes someone special to be a daddy.” She should know – she was born in the height of the depression to a seventeen year old mom, adopted when she was almost two because she was starving – by a couple who were unable to have children.
Life was no cake walk after that for my mother but she always thought highly of her adopted father and always called him: Daddy.
Fast forward twenty years to my birth. My parents were not perfect either, in fact, they divorced when I was six. But I often came home in the summer and until his death I always called my father: Daddy.
Today’s world is full of fathers, as it always has been, but how many Daddys are there? Fortunately even if we do not have a great father here on earth – we have a great Father in heaven: our Abba, Daddy.
His Word tells us that He has gone to all lengths to make sure that we have everything we need and that we are spoiled with His lavish love. He sent His own son to die for our reckless behaviors. He has given us His Word to teach us everything we need to know. He has given us His Spirit to guide us and as a deposit for eternity. He has given us prayer to communicate with Him, with His Son interceding for us night and day.
What a great picture for fathers here one earth: To the best of their ability provide for their children’s needs, spoil them with love, make sure they know about Jesus’ sacrifice, teach them all they need for life and godliness from the Word, lead them to a point they make a decision for Christ, and pray with them and for them all the time.
What’s a Daddy to do? Humble himself before the Lord His God and when life becomes to hard to stand – kneel…
Happy Daddy’s Day to the men of God in your life!
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