Wisdom From Dad

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May we fathers seek to be like the greatest Father of all—Jesus’ Dad.

As water reflects a face, so a man’s heart reflects the man (Proverbs 27:19, NIV).

A young girl asked her mother “the question”: “Where do babies come from?” Mom calmly explained that when Mom and Dad love each other, Daddy will... Okay, you know how this story goes. The little girl then asked, “Where do kittens come from?” Mom replied, “Pretty much the same place.” The girl had a proud look on her face as she declared, “Wow! My daddy can do anything!”

Kids are quite proud of their parents and listen carefully to what we say. So for Father’s Day, let’s look at some of the things we dads say—or don’t say—to our kids.

The most frequent things dads say: “Because I said so.” “Who said life was fair?” “You’ll understand when you’re older.” “If your friends jumped off a bridge, would you jump too?”

And the top things most dads never say: “I must be lost. I’ll pull over and ask for directions.” “Sweetheart, now that you’re thirteen, I think you are old enough to start dating.” “Rather than going to a ball game, what do you say we just go to the mall?”

And the greatest thing a Dad ever said: “That’s My boy—I’m proud of Him” (Matthew 3:17, paraphrased). God the Father said this about Jesus at His baptism.

May we fathers seek to be like the greatest Father of all—Jesus’ Dad.

 

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