Over the years I have written several "book" or "booklets" and many, many, many newsletter and bulletin articles. Because the book market seeks writings to meet specific needs at specific times, my material has never been accepted. I have a tendency to write what is on my mind and so I am left with self publishing. So, with the encouragement from my wife and others, I am beginning this blog in order to put my "ramblings" "out there"! I hope you enjoy!
Please note that while my intentions are to use good grammar, because of the way in which some of the material presented here is presented (orally) the grammar and syntax might not always be the best English. Also note that good theology is not always presented in the best English so there may be times when the proper grammar rules are purposely broken.
Saturday, June 20, 2015
Some Father's Day Thoughts
On this Father’s Day I am reminded of the fact that fathers are given, by God, the task of being the leader, role model, teacher, spiritual leader, and the one God holds responsible for his family. Thus, it amazes me when parents, fathers in particular seem lax in their worship attendance, perhaps once or twice a month rather than every Sunday, and when they fail to bring their children to Bible Class and then in later years wonder why their children have been lured away by others to a different doctrine in a different denomination, and even giving up the faith all together. Father, you are you child’s greatest example especially concerning your priorities, which are seen and not spoken. One more reminder, life on this earth, in this world is short, 70, 80, 100 years, but eternity is forever, thus truly more important than fishing, golfing, camping, sleeping in, baseball, softball, or hunting is our relationship with Jesus and as we know, relationships are built on spending time together and our Lord love spending time with us, quantity and quality time. If you ever wonder where your children have learned certain things, language, habits, idiosyncracies, go look in the mirror. So, where will you be on Sunday morning, Father’s Day. Our great loving God has so many gifts and blessings He desires to give, to you and your children. What better idea can there be than to be where He gives His gifts, in worship (divine service) where His means of grace (those means through which He gives His gifts) are most prevalent. As one of my favorite professors would say, “Gentlemen, receive the gifts!”