“Honor your father and mother.” This is the first commandment with a promise: If you honor your father and mother, “things will go well for you, and you will have a long life on the earth.”
(Eph. 6:2-3 NLT)
Father's Day brings back so many great memories about my dad.
My dad left such a wonderful legacy of faith and integrity. Who can claim that they've never heard anyone say a negative about their dad? Me! And I never heard him speak one word of profanity either.
In fact, some memories of dad stand out, like the sun setting over the Southeast Texas Gulf Coast on a hot summer day.
I loved to go fishing with Dad on Bolivar Peninsula. After one of our fishing trips, the chain on his boat trailer snapped and hit Dad in the face, as he pulled the boat up onto the trailer. As a teenager, I stood there amazed that my dad never uttered a single curse word, as tears filled his eyes and blood ran down his face. "Ding blast it! Son of a gun! Dagnabbit!"
My dad left an inheritance worth more than silver or gold--his word and his faith. Stories and thoughts about my dad still bring tears to my eyes, after almost four decades. I still miss him every day. I'm so grateful that God gave me a dad, who showed me the way to my Heavenly Father and served as a godly role model in my life.
I know my brother Tommy and sisters, Cathy and Leslea, agree. We miss you, Dad!
Thinking of Dad
by Karen Jordan
I think of you when leaves turn brown;
falling gently to the damp, soft ground.
I think of you in the cool, evening breeze;
sitting quietly under the fall trees.
I think of you as squirrels scamper by,
and birds fly south in the autumn sky.
I think of you as crickets chirp at night;
I'm roasting marshmallows over the fire light.
I think of you almost every day--
your smile, your eyes, your loving way.
Can you believe it's been so many years?
Traveled many miles, cried a million tears.
Do you think of me in that heavenly place?
I just can't wait 'til I see your face!
How can we honor our dads this Father's Day?