1. Dear Dad ...
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.
Five Characteristics of the Perfect Father by
Rebecca Barlow Jordan
You might describe your father as your own superhero. Some of you might use less flattering words. Many either don’t remember or never had a real dad.
My own dad was a wonderful, caring man. But none of us could call our fathers perfect. Here are five characteristics of the perfect father. Know anyone like this?
1. He has no favourites, but loves all His children unconditionally.
2. He is always right.
3. He is forever faithful and will never abandon His children.
4. He is always available.
5. He always knows the wise thing to do.
In childhood's days our thoughts of Heaven
Are pearly gates and streets of gold,
And all so very far away;
A place whose portals may unfold
To us, some far-off distant day.
But in the gathering of the years,
When life is in the fading leaf,
With eyes perchance bedimmed by tears,
And hearts oft overwhelmed with grief,
We look beyond the pearly gate,
Beyond the clouds of grief's dark night,
And see a place where loved ones wait,
Where all is blessedness and light.
And over all we see the face
Of Him who'll bring us to our own
Not to a far-off distant place,
For Heaven is, after all, just Home!
--Sue H. McLane
He will call upon Me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble;
I will rescue him and honour him.