For You From The Word
As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him. (Psalm 103:13)
For You To Think About
Jimmie’s dad had an active speaking schedule and was away from his son for weeks at a time. But after a particularly trying time period with the boy, Jimmie’s mom telephoned and explained that she was having difficulty raising their son on her own.
In a move that required enormous personal and professional sacrifice, Jimmie’s dad cancelled four years of speaking engagements and quit traveling. He got a new job so he could be in Jimmy’s life full-time.
Does a father’s presence make a difference? Ask Jimmie. Today, he is a godly man who credits his father and mother for raising him to put family first. You may know him as Dr. James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family, a media and educational organization dedicated to the preservation of the home.
God used Jimmie’s father to leave a powerful legacy, through his son, in millions of families worldwide.
If you’re a dad – no matter what kind of relationship you have with your child’s mother – you can have that kind of influence, too.
For You To Pray
Heavenly Father, thank You for working through godly fathers. Show dads how significant their influence can be. Amen.