Happy Father’s Day to everyone! Today I was privileged to go to church with my family. At times it can seem like quite a chore to get everyone up and ready for church but it never fails that as soon as I hear the worship music my spirit is renewed and anything that tried to hinder me is put away. Today our pastor gave a message for all the fathers in the crowd but it wasn’t just for the fathers it was for everyone. As he put it, being a father takes a team. Similar to the old saying that it takes a village to raise a child. As men, even men of God we cannot be good fathers or examples on our own. It takes those around us helping us and holding us accountable. I am blessed to have a good support system and a great wife, family and friends that I can lean on.
As I prepare for my trip to Africa I am appreciative for my heavenly father, my father and all the men in my life that have been positive influences. My heart goes out to those that don’t have a father that they can spend time with or go to with life’s difficult questions. Psalm 82:3 says: Defend the weak and fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and oppressed. On my trip to Africa I will come into contact with widows and orphans and I pray that I can be a light and show them the love and compassion that my heavenly father has shown me. I am looking forward to spending time with them and I am almost sure that they will probably teach me more than I could ever teach them.
I hope everyone was able to spend their day today exactly how they wanted and with the ones they love. Thank you for your continued prayers and have a great day!