Bought by the Blood

June 19, 2016

Encouragement for dads

Filed under: Uncategorized — cubsfan1980 @ 11:31 am

I can shape the vision of what sort of husband my daughters will desire more than any television show. I can show them day in and day out how a man should treat a woman. I can protect and guide better than any other force in their lives.

I can teach my son more about strength and fear than the nightly news. He can learn more than kneejerk consumerism and dead-end nihilism. He can learn honor, friendship, and compassion from me.

And here’s the thing: we fathers can be this powerful force in the face of our own brokenness despite the depravity of our souls. For though our world drowns out the voices of our children, though our sin is clearly reflected in the Law, we live in the love of our Father. It is a love that forgives and makes whole. It is a love that doesn’t just say, “It’s all right,” but actually does something about it. A love that was born, suffered, died, and rose so that you might die and rise to new life. And so you are new! You are fathers bearing the love of the Father, and the world cannot stop such love. “Faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.”

Taken from Being Dad: Father As A Picture of God’s Grace by Scott Keith

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