I was updating the Father’s Day Resources Page and came across a couple quotes I’d like to pass along.
A Father’s Day bulletin and bookmark with the same message quotes Oswald Chambers:
“The destiny of every human being depends on his relationship to Jesus Christ. It is not on his relationship to life, or to his service or his usefulness, but simply and solely on his relationship to Jesus Christ.”
So often men tend to find their worth in achievements and how well they fulfill their roles or positions in life … like fatherhood. This quote emphasizes that what matters most is that you know Christ. That leads me to the next message I came across on another bulletin and bookmark which only makes sense if the father has that relationship with Jesus.
“The greatest gift a father can give his children is to walk in the footsteps of God.”
The father’s example will leave a much greater impact on his children than words alone could ever do. A Pass It On Card provides an acronym for what it will take:
D.A.D. – Dedicated And Devoted
When fathers are first and foremost dedicated and devoted to the Lord Jesus Christ they will be to their children what they should be. What greater gift could a father give?