Here’s a call and reminder for Father’s this weekend:
Run To Jesus
I recently caught a bit of a sermon online about the official who traveled to Jesus to see if he could heal his son (John 4). His young son was so sick, he didn’t even bring him – he was counting on Jesus to come back to the house. Jesus gave the word, the son was healed and lived and the whole family was changed. It wasn’t a quick trip to town. It was probably about 25 miles on foot or on the back of an animal. And the dad probably didn’t just mosey along, he was in a rush. Dad’s need to run to Jesus on behalf of their children.
Run With Your Wife
It’s been said one of the best things a husband can do for his kids is to love their mother. Be faithful to your wife, cherish her and let marriage be a witness for others. Love is a verb. Take action to do the things she cares about. Walk the road of faith together. “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.” (Eph. 5:25)
Run To Your Kids
In Luke 15, we read the story of a father who ran to meet his son who had left the family and squandered his inheritance. The father saw his son as he returned home, but was still far off and ran to him, embraced him and threw a party. Fathers need to take the first step in running to their kids – young or old.
Run ‘Til The End
They say that days are long, but years are short. It’s not always easy to keep running the race, but determine to do so. I once read a great book called Finishing Strong and it was a reminder to live with an end game in mind. When things in life get tough – and they will and they do – I often remind myself of friends and family members who have been faithful in life and in marriage. Grandparents, parents and others who have lived it out. Think of someone you can emulate so that in the end you can say, I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have remained faithful (2 Timothy 4:7).