A Father's Love by David Cawston

A Father's Love
David Cawston
Genesis 1:27

Introduction:
Happy Father's Day
A small boy's definition of Father's Day: "It's just like Mother's Day only you don't spend as much."

Definition of a father... "A father is a man who carries pictures in his wallet where his money used to be."

Paul Harvey's definition of a father...
"A father is a thing that is forced to endure childbirth without an anesthetic.... A father never feels worthy of the worship in a child's eyes. He's never quite the hero his daughter thinks, never quite the man his son believes him to be, and this worries him, sometimes. So he works too hard to try and smooth out the rough places in the road for those of his own who will follow him....Fathers are what give daughters away to other men who aren't nearly good enough, so they can have grandchildren who are smarter than anybody's. Fathers make bets with insurance companies about who'll live the longest. One day they lose and the bet's paid off to the part of them they leave behind." --Paul Harvey

A father's tribute...
John Drakeford dedicated one of his books: "To my two sons, Warwick and Brenton, teachers in the art of family living, who in the process have put gray hairs in my head, bills in my pocket, illustrations in my sermons, happiness in my home, and pride in my heart." jun99

When God created man and woman He said that it was good.

He made them in His image and in His likeness. He put the wholeness of who He really is and divided it between the both of them. Together Mother's and Father's are a fine balance and representation of God! God reflects a side of his nature and identifies with women!

1. Unconditional Love
2. Extreme Patience
3. Deep Pain and Self Sacrifice
4. Nurturing Care

Men are so different!

One night a wife found her husband standing over their baby's crib. Silently she watched him. As he stood looking down at the sleeping infant, she saw on his face a mixture of emotions: disbelief, doubt, delight, amazement, enchantment, skepticism. Touched by this unusual display and the deep emotions it aroused, with eyes glistening she slipped her arm around her husband. "A penny for your thoughts," she said. "It's amazing!" her replied. "I just can't see how anybody can make a crib like that for only $46.50." feb98

The lost art of fatherhood...

According to David Blankenhorn, president of the Institute for American Values in New York City and co-founder of the National Fatherhood Initiative: *Forty percent of American children currently don't live with their biological fathers. *Seventy percent of juveniles in state reform institutions grew up with one or neither parents. *Forty-three percent of adult inmates grew up in single-parent homes, mostly without dads. *Thirty percent of children living with never-married mothers twenty-two percent with divorced mothers repeat a grade, compared with 12 percent of those living with both biological parents. --"The Lost Art of Father ...


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