Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Pater Familias Day

Hellooooooooo, Loved Ones! 

Sunday was Father's Day and it was my desire to at least post a "Happy Father's Day" to all the dad's out there.  So I'll say it now...."Happy BELATED Father's Day".  I had just enough time to address all the fathers related to me (i.e., father, husband, brother, brothers-in-law) on my Facebook page, complete with nostalgic photos, early in the morning.  After that, the whole day slipped by very quickly.  Sundays are very full for us here.  I'll do my best to try to follow through next year.  Mea culpa, pops!

Our children are older now so we have pretty quiet and sedate celebrations these days.  Not that we ever were party animals in honoring mom and dad, but it has a different tone now.  Sometimes we still get homemade cards for Mother's and Father's Days but mostly we just have a nice dinner together.  It was a very nice Father's Day overall despite a very busy day.  I think the best gift my husband appreciates is a nap!

Sometimes  those days are very difficult for some who didn't have a father present physically  in their lives or maybe the father was abusive in some way.  I would encourage those who fit this description that they do have a Father in Heaven and He is perfect in every way.  Where even good fathers have to be away for a little while to support their families, God is with us every second of the day.  God supplies everything we need at the perfect time and He will never leave us nor forsake us.  He owns everything and He never lies and He always keeps His promise every time.   He is a King!  He made everything and everyone.  He cares for us, He loves us and He gave sacrificially for us.  So whatever your earthly father is or was, we are still called to honor and submit to their authority as we should for our Father in Heaven.  Abba Father! He is GOOD!

1 John 3:1-3
Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him.  Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.  And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.

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