Yesterday was a red letter day for me! My daughter and son-in-law came for a visit. I’m an old man now so travel for me is limited and they live far away so I haven’t seen them for several years though we have been in touch through telephone, e-mail, and gift-giving. But yesterday I saw them and it was wonderful. Today’s devotional will explain why. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Ephesians 6:4 (ESV)4 Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.
“Fatherhood is the single most creative, complicated, fulfilling, frustrating, engrossing, enriching, depleting endeavor of a man’s adult life.” [Kyle D. Pruett, Professor of Child Psychiatry, in Dad: About the Guy Who Does It All, (New York: Adams Media, 2017), p. 11]
“Once you’ve been launched into parenthood, you’ll need all your best skills, self-control, good judgment and patience. But at the same time there is nothing like the thrill and exhilaration that come from watching that bright, cheerful, inquisitive, creative, eccentric and even goofy child you have raised flourish and shine. That’s what keeps you going, and what, in the end, makes it all worthwhile.” [Lawrence Balter, psychologist in, Dad: About the Guy Who Does It All, (New York: Adams Media, 2017), p. 16]