A Good Father

May 27, 2022 by  
Filed under Daily Devotions

By Judy Davis –

June is the month to celebrate Father’s Day. Some of us have had good fathers here on earth and some of us not so good. My father was an alcoholic and he and my mother divorced when I was about 8 years old. My mother never remarried so I did not grow up knowing the love of a father.

Since receiving Christ into my heart at the age of 13, I have felt His love. I was in my thirties before I really started reading and studying the Bible and could understand it. This is when I started knowing God in a deeper way. Praise Him for He is the greatest father of all. Looking through my notes I found this piece about fathers:

What Makes a Father

God took the strength of a mountain,
The majestic of a tree,
The warmth of a summer sun,
The calm of a quiet sea,
The generous soul of nature,
The comforting arm of night,
The wisdom of the ages,
The power of the eagle’s flight,
The joy of a morning in spring,
The faith of a mustard seed,
The patience of eternity,
The depth of a family need,
Then God combined these qualities,
And there was nothing more to add,
He knew His masterpiece was complete,
And so, He called it–father
– Author Unknown

I can relate with this piece because my husband has been a wonderful father to our children. They have such a love and respect for him. He has always been there for his family.

PRAYER: Heavenly Father, You are Jehovah Jireh, our provider, Jehovah Rapha, our healer, and Jehovah Nissi, the Lord our banner. You are the one who guides us under the direction of your holy name. Thank you for watching over each day and protecting us in all circumstances.

“Listen, my sons, to a father’s instruction; pay attention and gain understanding” (Proverbs 4:1 NIV).

About Judy Davis

Judy Davis has been writing for publications since 1985, and is the author of nine books including Moments of Reflection and Inspirational thoughts for writers. She and her husband, Colin have been married for 45 years. They are retired and love to travel. You can find out more at http://cgcwriters.blogspot.com.
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