Jun 20, 2010

father's day...

As a little girl I can remember my father telling me I could do anything I wanted and I spent a great deal of my time trying to please him, trying to be obedient, trying to follow his rules...not necessarily a bad thing but now that I am all grown up, I can see the danger in setting any man up to be more than a fallible human.  While my father is a good man who loves his family, he certainly isn't perfect...there is only ONE who is.


"The next day John was there again with two of his disciples.  When he saw Jesus passing by, he said, "Look, the Lamb of God!"  When the two disciples heard him say this, they followed Jesus.  Turning around, Jesus saw them following  and asked,"What do you want?"  They said, "Rabbi" (which means Teacher), "where are you staying?"  "Come," he replied, "and you will see."         
John 1:35-39



Follow hard after Jesus...
 though the road may seem uphill at times, and he will show you things that will amaze you...


I know not everyone was blessed with an earthly father worth following but through the saving blood of Christ we have all been giving the opportunity to follow after the Father, the one who is truly worthy of  following.

I am blessed to still have my earthly father to celebrate with so I'll be heading over to my mom and dad's in a bit for a Father's Day BBQ...I thank God for every Father's Day that I am able to celebrate with him.

Enjoy your Father's Day,
Patty

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18 comments:

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

What a wonderful post and reminder of how much our heavenly Father loves us! You are also blessed to have an earthly father that you love and enjoy spending time with. I am blessed, as well. Enjoy your day! Love & blessings from NC!

Becca said...

Wishing you a lovely day with family. :-)

Regina said...
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Regina said...

How beautiful! Truly a wonderful post.
A blessed Day.
Regina

sarah said...

beautiful post and goes so well with the pictures.

Karen said...

Loved your Father's Day post. God bless you.

nannykim said...

I had to smile--my FIL wanted to eat at Burger King for Father's Day!!! ha! His wife died in Feb. and he has fond memories of his wife and of himself eating there and feeding the birds. He REALLY wanted to go there. Soooo that is what we did! He so enjoyed the memories and even saw one of the cats they used to feed!

Jo said...

What you said is very true. The one we should follow is our heavenly Father for he is the one who leads to eternal life. Hope you have a blessed day.
Jo

Whidbey Woman said...

I really enjoyed what you wrote here, and the lovely pictures. Happy Father's Day, Happy Spiritual Sunday, and Happy First Day of Summer
(tomorrow)!

A Busy Single Mom said...

I enjoyed this post!

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

This is a great post. Your truly blessed that your earthly father is still with you.
Blessings,
Ginger

Charlotte said...

This is a beautiful post. It is so true. The pictures are a wonderful illustration. I'm glad you could be with your dad.
Blessings,
Charlotte

Renee said...

Beautiful post and great reminder of how much our Heavenly Father can be relied upon ~ always! Love the photos..

LDH said...

Very sweet Father's Day post! Love the photo's too!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Patty,
What a wonderful post for Father's Day! Loved the scripture verse. I too followed all my Daddy's rules so that it would please him. I tried very hard to be perfect, but alas, I wasn't! Today, I try to follow hard after God and it is much more fulfilling.
Thank you for stopping by for tea. I always enjoy hearing from you. Hope you're having a beautiful week.

Blessings,
Sandi

My Cottage Charm said...

Hi Patty! :) I'm glad you liked my sconces, I was happy with how they turned out....I REALLY like that oil rubbed bronze paint! :)
Your fathers day post was so lovely....it reminds me how blessed I am to have my earthly and heavnely fathers. We are SO SO blessed!
I found a red and blue bucket for Carson's room, but thank you SO much for offering them to me..you're the sweetest thing! :) I can't wait to show you what I've been doing in there!! :-)
Hope you have a wonderful week my friend and thanks for your uplifting, spiritual post....I just love you!
Missy

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Patty, that was such a sweet tribute to your dad. I love the pictures you posted with it. You put some real thought into it. Just lovely. Thanks for stopping by.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Patty, This is a wonderful truth. God is the only one worth following. And I thank Him for The Way!
Beautiful post. Perfect God! Loving Father!
Yvonne