This coming Sunday is Father’s Day. It is a day in which we honor all fathers and thank God for the blessings they are. I remember how much my own father impacted my life. He was my hero and I aspire even to this day to be like him.
Erma Bombeck tells a story about her father. “One morning my father didn’t get up and go to work. He went to the hospital and died the next day. I hadn’t thought that much about him before. He was just someone who left and came home and seemed glad to see everyone at night. He opened the jar of pickles when no one else could. He was the only one in the house who wasn’t afraid to go into the basement by himself. He cut himself shaving, but no one kissed it or got excited about it. It was understood that when it rained, he got the car and brought it around to the door. When anyone was sick, he went out to get the prescription filled. He took lots of pictures … but he was never in them. Whenever I played house, the mother doll had a lot to do. I never knew what to do with the daddy doll, so I had him say, “I’m going off to work now” and threw him under the bed. The funeral was in our living room and a lot of people came and brought all kinds of good food and cakes. We had never had so much company before. I went to my room and felt under the bed for the daddy doll. When I found him I dusted him off and put him on my bed. He never did anything. I didn’t know his leaving would hurt so much.
If your father is still with you, be sure to let him know how much you love him and appreciate all he means to you. Also If you are the father of your own family, be the father God has called you to be; a man of honor, integrity and love for for your family. Show your love to your wife and children every day in some way. God will bless you for it. Amen!
– Pastor Rob Pesola