A Father: A Godly Head of the Household
Artwork by Jo Scott
“You must follow my example, as I follow the
example of Christ.” (1 Corinthians 11:1, CEV)
Whether called Abba, Father,
Daddy, or Papa-
These titles demand many roles.
Hero. Team Coach.
Conflict Resolver. Breadwinner.
Wise Counselor. Wedding Waltzer.
All wonderful aspects
of being a father.
When life hurts,
the one who provides
a safe place to land.
Shepherding, guiding, and
lending a strong firm hand.
When the curtain of earthly existence falls,
and the flesh is laid to rest,
of all the roles that a man has played,
father will be remembered the best.
A legacy of integrity and godly faith is a must.
The size of one’s wallet or annuity
aren’t the things taken into account,
but the hours spent sipping pretend tea,
building a tree house, teaching how to knot a tie, or riding a bike.
Most important is the time
spent in God’s Word and
praying that He will make
a godly family of
your wife and children.
When you’re tempted to think
what you do doesn’t matter at all-
just remember that when Adam
abandoned his leadership position with Eve,
it resulted in human creation’s spiritual fall.
So, please, lead by godly example.