A Father’s Love

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Connie Keyohara

The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice; he who fathers a wise son will be glad in him.” 

Proverbs 23:24

I read this cute story with so much truth. 

“When the Lord was creating fathers he started with a tall frame. An angel standing nearby said, ‘What kind of father is that? If you’re going to make children so close to the ground, why have you put fathers up so high? He won’t be able to shoot marbles without kneeling. He won’t be able to tuck a child into bed without bending. He won’t even be able to kiss a child without stooping.’ 

God smiled & said, ‘Yes, but if I make him child size, who will the children have to look up to?’


“And when God made the father’s hands, they were large…. The angel shook his head & said, ‘I don’t think you want to make hands like that. Large hands are clumsy. They can’t manage diaper pins, small buttons, rubber bands on pony tails, or even remove splinters caused by baseball bats.’


“God smiled again & said, ‘I know, but they’re large enough to hold everything a small boy empties from his pockets at the end of the day – yet small enough to cup a child’s face in his hands.’

“Then God molded long, slim legs & broad shoulders. The angel said, “How’s he going to pull a child close to him without the kid falling between his legs?’


“God smiled & said, ‘A mother needs a lap but a father needs strong shoulders to pull a sled, balance a boy on a bicycle, or hold a sleepy head on the way home from the circus.’


“God was in the middle of creating two of the largest feet anyone had ever seen when the angel could not be contained any longer, he said.  “Do you honestly think that those large boats are going to get out of bed early in the morning when the baby cries?” Or walk though a small birthday party without crushing at least 3 of the guests?”


“Again God smiled, & He said, ‘They’ll work. You’ll see….

“They’ll leave large footsteps that will be a easy for his child to follow.” 

-Erma B

Fathers have a very important role in their families life. As the spiritual leaders and the heads of their home, they are to lead their children in the ways of the Lord.

The story of the prodigal son shows that. He knew he could go back to his father. He knew the door was open. 

How did he know that? 

It’s obvious that all through the time of raising his son, this father had communicated his love. He had conveyed to him this message; 

“No matter how far you go, you can always come back home again.”  

That’s a Father’s love.

Happy Father’s Day. 

  • Connie 

 

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