Dads… enjoy those little ones & soak up the time that you have with them. The Lord has entrusted them to you for a short season so take full advantage of it, for His glory. It may not seem like it at times, but children are the greatest blessing that the Lord could ever bestow upon a marriage. They allow you the opportunity to reflect the intimate care, self-sacraficial love, complete devotion, loving discipline, careful instruction, strong protection, and tender leadership that the Lord shows to His children. In doing so, your parental relationship with your children exemplifies the Lord’s relationship with His children like no other earthly relationship ever could!
As you meditate on this point, may it encourage you to take your parental responsibility with a sense of soberiety, aware of the fact that you are a steward, the Lord’s appointed overseer. Your children are not your own. Like everything else in heaven and on earth, they belong to our living Lord. Handle your little ones as such. Someday, you will have to stand before the Lord and give an account for everything in life, including your parenting. Like the servant in the parable of the tallents, may you be found to be a “good and faithful servant.”
On this Father’s Day, may you accept the blessing that the Lord has bestowed upon your life, seek to examplify Him in your parenting, and relish in the little ones that the Lord has entrusted to you… they will be grown & gone before you know it!