Today is a great day to be reminded of all the love our Fathers pour out for us! Each year many holidays and celebrations come and go, and in many ways it is easy to forget what we celebrated come the next day. Yet there are certain holidays that we should be mindful of celebrating each day what may have only captured our attention for 24 hours in previous years. Today specifically I was unable to celebrate with my dad, so we instead went golfing and enjoyed a little lunch Thursday. Yet, there are so many times throughout the year I am reminded of how important he is in my life. For all the blessings he has worked to provide, time he has sacrificed to support me, and love he has shared…here’s to you DAD!
There are numerous reasons why I love my dad, yet the most important I believe for the both of us is as simple as spending time together. Whether it is with family throughout different times of the year such as our afternoon trip to the Madison County Covered Bridges a few summers back, our Christmas gathering with family or our fun at sporting events like the most recent at Kansas Motor Speedway, experiences together are what make lasting memories! I look forward to and hope for so many more. So on this day in 2014, I thank you DAD for so much! I cannot help but be draw attention to the love you display, which is an example of love that comes from our Heavenly Father!
“What marvelous love the Father has extended to us! Just look at it—we’re called children of God! That’s who we really are. But that’s also why the world doesn’t recognize us or take us seriously, because it has no idea who he is or what he’s up to.”
1 John 3:1
The Message version is a great view of our identity as Children of God. Maybe you haven’t had the chance to connect the dots between your’s and God’s stories. It may help to think of your story connected to your father’s story. In many ways your father has displayed the same love that God shares with His children. How great is it that we can experience this type of love from our dads here on earth. So let’s celebrate our dads in the ways that only we, their children only can! We are each unique children of our own fathers, as we are unique children of our Heavenly Father. Today and every day we get to celebrate our dads; our mothers too; in unique ways.
DAD, I want to celebrate you by sharing a message with others, proclaiming how much I appreciate the time we spend together! I can’t help but also thank you for this…
Yes, this is a photo of my dad many years ago and you can see where I got my good looks…aren’t we handsome! Thanks DAD for all you do and for who you are! Love you DAD!