My father has always been my best supporter, teacher, encourager and a true leader by example. A hard worker, able to do or try anything. He was a businessman, farmer, cowboy, mechanic, rancher, builder, renovator, carpenter, etc.. Opinionated and learned on many subjects. He is a dreamer and has lived out a lot of his dreams unlike many who only dream.
He is a man of God, refined through testing, his heart softened as he sees God’s love, compassion and provision. Dad is a reader of the Scriptures, a daily filling of God’s Word that molds his Christian World View. He could not survive without the constant communication from his Lord and Savior.
I catch myself “Being in my dad’s skin” when I do and say and react to things these days. It is as though I am him. I like that. I believe we all end up being very similar to our parents whether we like it or not. We grab onto the good and try to hone the bad. I am my own person based on my life experiences but so much of me is from years of observation, conversation and education with dad.
The words below were composed in 1986. They seem fitting for a Father’s Day Tribute. My earthly Father and Heavenly Father mean everything to me and have influenced who and what I am today. What a fantastic blessing from God to be saved from a broken world, ave access to a caring heavenly and earthly father and the promise of a secure future.
Happy Father’s Day Dad
1) Praise the name of Jesus, every one whom He has won
From a world of sin and emptiness, a new life He’s begun
Praise Him for the good times and thank Him for the bad
Thank Him for His love for you, no reason to be sad
C) Because He chose you and me to be all that we can be
Never more in misery, He came to set us free
2) Live a life that’s worthy of this calling from the Lord
Never doubting that He cares for us, it says it in His word
Look forward to the day when we will see Him face to face
Then we’ll full understand, the meaning of His grace (Chorus)
3) Each day is a beginning, the start of something new
A chance to serve Him faithfully and our spirits to renew
And as a father guides his child like fingers in a glove
He’ll surely do the same for you with His never failing love (Chorus)
Words and Music By Todd Wilson 1986