Tuesday, July 7, 2015

The Responsibility of Fatherhood

A young pastor in Ohio also worked at a feed processing plant in order to make ends meet. Each night when he went home, his boys would look at him & say, “Boy, Dad, you sure are dusty!”  He would grumble to himself, but then smile & say, “Yes, I sure am dusty.”

One Saturday morning, as he was washing his car, he looked over & saw his oldest son, 4 years old at that time, begin to pick up small stones from the driveway & rub them onto his pants.

The father asked, “What are you doing?”

“I want to be dusty like you dad,” came the reply.

As the pastor was telling the story he said, “At that time, I realized that if a son would look up to his father for being dusty, he would look up to dad for anything.

What a responsibility.”

- Russ Lawson (ministry127.com)

"I say to all fathers - be as good as you can be - because your sons and daughters will follow in your footsteps."  -  Duane Chapman

Gal 6:5 (GW): "Assume your own responsibility."

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