Happy Dad’s Day!

This Sunday is Father’s Day, the day we honor our dads. And honor them we should (even if I do happen to be one!), for they are so very important to the lives of our families, our churches, and ultimately, our nation. And, of course, the Scripture is clear about our need to raise up fathers with respect: “Honor your father and mother,” says the 5th commandment. I think God meant that.

So let me take a moment to say to those of you who are fathers among us, especially those in the Shelby Crossings family: Thank you.For your commitment to our Lord. For your Christian example to your families. For your courage to stand up for what is right, even when it means going against the flow of our culture. For your spiritual leadership in your home. For faithfully providing for your family’s needs. For raising your children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. For being a man of integrity and moral character. Thank you.
In recognition of this Hallmark moment, I thought I’d pass on the following little diddy on daddies for your Father’s Day weekend enjoyment:
Top 10 Things You’ll Never Hear a Day Say
10. Well, how about that? I’m lost! Looks like we’ll have to stop and ask for directions.
9. You know Pumpkin, now that you’re thirteen, you’ll be ready for unchaperoned car dates. Won’t that be fun?
8. I noticed that all your friends have a certain hostile attitude. I like that.
7. Here’s a credit card and the keys to my new car. GO CRAZY!
6. What do you mean you wanna play football? Figure skating’s not good enough for you, son?
5. Your Mother and I are going away for the weekend. You might want to consider throwing a party.
4. Well, I don’t know what’s wrong with the car. Probably one of those doo-hickey thingies–ya know–that makes it run or something. Just have it towed to the mechanic and pay whatever he asks.
3. No son of mine is going to live under this roof without an earring. Now quit your belly-aching, and let’s go to the mall!
2. Whaddya wanna go and get a job for? I make plenty of money for you to spend.
1. What do I want for Father’s Day? Aahh–don’t worry about that. It’s no big deal. (Okay, they might say it. But they don’t mean it!)
Hope you and your dads have a Happy Father’s Day, and I hope you have the opportunity to join us on Sunday at Shelby Crossings as we celebrate the love and grace of our Heavenly Father.
–Pastor Ken