A Hug from Dad

Greet one another with a holy kiss. All God’s people here send their greetings. – 2 Corinthians 13:12-13

It is not easy being a Dad. It is a difficult balance between provider /protector and tender-hearted care-giver. How can the firm hand of discipline equally cradle and comfort? Great, big hands that fumble with little buttons and ribbons can hold enormous love and patience. God, the Father, is the model for this dance of opposites, the range of emotions, demonstrating loving kindness mixed with uncompromising truth. Jesus cleared the temple of those who threatened His family, as well as, wept over Jerusalem for the prodigal children who had wandered away. It is his commitment that makes a man a father in this “easy come, easy go” world. It is his love that makes a father a dad. Thank you Christian fathers, men of God who are strong enough to give their children and grandchildren a gentle snuggle and a tender kiss. Have you gotten your hug from God today? His arms are open.

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