As we continue to see unrest and uneasiness in the world around us, I continue to reflect on the importance of leadership. Tomorrow will be one week since Father’s Day, and I am reminded again of the importance of men who will lead with compassion and strength.
Last week, my wife wrote the following, and it blessed me tremendously:
“Well,as the day is coming to a close and we have spent it together just doing a lot of NOTHING (praise the Lord!), I MUST post a few words to honor my husband and the father of our three amazing daughters.
On September 26, 1982, August 7, 1986, and June 29, 1989, when each of our children were born, I have seen this gentleman dote on these young ladies as though he wanted to give them the world. (And in most cases: he has come all too close!!!)
This father – my babies’ daddy – has richly enhanced the lives of his family not only with “things,” for they tend to perish and lose importance with time. But he has FULLY invested himself in his family and doesn’t consider the cost— he just wants us to be happy, to be well, to know he cares for and loves us unconditionally.
It is my honor to have been chosen by God to be the mother of our daughters and to bless him on this day designated for honoring fathers.
Donald, you are well-deserving, even of- as the scriptures say – “DOUBLE HONOR.”
God bless you and THANK YOU for being such an exceptional father and husband. May the Lord our God continue to abundantly bless your life!!
HAPPY FATHERS’ DAY TO YOU, DONALD!! #fathersday
Her sweet words of blessing and encouragement reminded me of the impact and the legacy that we are writing every day of our lives. Others are watching us, whether we realize it or not. We are sowing seeds with our actions and the next generations are those who will reap the benefits (or the losses if we are not careful). It is incredibly important, therefore, to be aware and intentional as we lead in our homes, in our churches, and in our communities.
Rise up! Be leaders who lead by serving and loving. The world is watching and waiting for leaders who will say YES to the call.