As a Christian I have discovered over the years that many Christians do not acknowledge our Father in Heaven on Father's Day or send up a special praise to Him in prayer. Christianity teaches us that He our supreme and first father. He is the perfect example of how any father should be, feel for, and teach his children. In my mind, He sets the high standard that all fathers should follow for their children.
Since we are not born perfect, as parents we are bound to make mistakes in our guidance and examples that we set from time to time. The wisdom of Christian Bible shows us the way to be a good parent and how we can do our best to raise our children. The Bible is truly a Christian gift given to us to use for our parenting guidance, and serves as our daily reference with the examples are that were set for us by our Father in Heaven in the Old Testament, and also the sinless life that was lead by His Son portrayed in the New Testament.
As a good parent we should continually grow our relationship with our children, and hopefully most of the time, our children will listen, and follow our examples and guidance that we have to give them. To do this best, we need to always remember the perfect love that our Father in Heaven has for each of us for (His) earthly children, and gives each us on a daily basis, then follow His guidance by reading the Bible.
Each of us is born inexperienced and naive to society culturally, socially, spiritually, and as a child is bound to make many mistakes. Our children will constantly test the limits of their boundaries and sometimes the limits of our patience! Our deep love for our children needs to reinforce our patience so that we can guide them and correct them appropriately in a positive manner, as any loving parent should want to do. This obviously at times, easier said than done!
We need to pray for spiritual strength and ask our Father for lots of patients as parents. Then also teach and set a good example with the guidance of the Christian Bible to live our lives by, we will have become a father that our children will be proud to emulate when they in turn become a parent themselves. Following this path we will know that we are the best father that we could possibly be, we can then rest easy that our obligation as a parent is fulfilled.
I pray that these words above are taken as encouragement to you as a father and parent. I can also only hope that on this and every Father's Day to come, you will always remember our First Father in Heaven. Acknowledge Him with praise in the highest in your prayers for all that He does, He has done, and will do in the future for you and me as His beloved children. It will be the best Father's Day card that you can give Him.
Oh, and by the way everyone, HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!
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