Sunday June 21, 2009 – IN MY FATHER’S SHADOW

”IN MY FATHER’S SHADOW”

Colossian’s 3:21

A PRAYER for ”Callie”..she is a 2 1/2 little Girl,…having Complication’s with infection’s after ‘Major Heart Surgery”,..she is holding her own by the ”Grace of God”,..but Her Parent’s need a ”Spiritual” boost!…Blessing’s to you all..”Preacher”..

Goooooood Morning! Let’s get Started right away,..seeing that it is ”Fathers Day” and all!…Now,..a word of ”Caution”,..before you grab that cup o’ joe,..make sure ”The Little Fritter’s” aren’t cooking up a ”mud” surprise ‘fer ya”!…Now, this include’s Dad’s..Gramp’s..Uncle’s..Cousin’s.. Brother’s,..well ya got the message!?…
Today is Your Day!…You HAVE to eat those ”runny egg’s”,..when you get that piece of ”well done” toast,..Smile as you ‘crunch’ it down,..pancake’s you say?,..No comment here,..last time,..many year’s ago, my kid’s fed me ”shoe insert’s”,..at least it looked like that!

Hey, don’t forget your better half,..she made it all happen…Oh yea,..”Fresh sqeezed” might still have the peel’s in it so just ”Gulp”,…Yup,…..Gulp is the secret,..After it all, you can do the ”rolaid’s” chaser later…
Let your ”babie’s” show you their Love!…

Now,..Would be a Good Time to Say Grace with the Family,..even if You wait till later to ”celebrate”,..You need to Let them know that ”Our Heavenly Father” God is THE “FATHER” OF US ALL.

Now, let’s Man up for ‘Today’s Sermon”…”In my Father’s Shadow”…
How do we look in our ”Child’s” eye’s?..Do they see a Great Dad,..a protector,..
A Loving Father,..a Patient Father?..Some-one who is there to chase away the ”boogey-man”?…some-one who will pick us up if we fall,..or correct us with Love when we fail?..Wow,..seem’s I read that in the Bible somewhere, describing Our Heavenly Father!..OK..OK..Don’t get yourself all ”bunched-up” now,..I am not saying we are god’s ourself,..But didn’t God put us here, as father’s to direct and set an example to our ”little one’s”!…
Let’s go to Colossian’s 3:21..”Father’s, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged” Or Psalm …127:3-4…”Children are a heritage from the Lord,Like arrow’s in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of one’s youth”..

I, growing up,..Remember my father as a ‘Giant’,..Towering over me, ”The Head of the House”,..a man of strength,..to be feared,..but he so Loved ”Mom” and God…

He was the ”Law”,..but,…after I grew up, looking back,…..I realized he was only 5’3”, Me,..I was 5’11”!..All that time, I only remembered ”how big” he was to me!..

I as a child, remembered that I tried to emulate the thing’s he did,…I grew up, standing in my ”Father’s Shadow”…
The role of a father change’s as children grow,but it doesn’t end.You still have to give encouragement and Love, it does not matter if your 3 or 50,..it is alway’s welcomed,..as Prayer is welcomed by our ”Heavenly Father”…Make Time in your ”Busy” day for your children, it doesn’t matter their age,..mend those ”Broken Fence’s” if it warrant’s a fixin’, but tell Them You Love them,…

Give ”God, Our Father, Who Art in Heaven”..Gotcha!,,Saw a Prayer coming?..
Nope, that’s up to you!..

Listen,..From Sherrie and myself,..There are really hard time’s out there,..We only ask that you accept ‘The Word of God’ as your Foundation of Faith,..I Promise, no matter how bad it get’s, God is standing right next to you,..We Pray for all of you and we send out our Love in ‘His Name”..

Till next week,..My ”egg’s” are cold now and my toast is ”soggy”!..
Pastor / Chaplain Frank…..Thank you, all you Great Women who made us who we are!..AMEN…

You Dads and Moms who are in service to our country, we miss you and pray for your safe return…Remember to see ”Your Chaplain” in your unit for your ”Free” Spiritual Charge!…

Pastor / Chaplain Frank…