A Father's Day Meditation

Sometimes I hear people say things like, "Well, you can't control your kids once they leave the house." I think I sort of know what they mean, but not really. This Father's Day, as I contemplate nearly 11 years without my dad, I'm grateful for his life and ministry, as well as for the fact that, even in death, with no threat of punishment, the force of his moral authority shines like a lighthouse on the rocky shoreline of my existence.

I can only pray my own children are half as grateful and as challenged by their father as I was by mine. I miss you, Dad.

Heavenly Father, thank you for giving me a dad who pointed me to you and who taught me that his death did not mean the death of Your faithfulness and goodness.


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