“This is my command – be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”JW_6_16d

The words in Joshua 1:9 ‘strong’ and ‘courageous’ remind me of what a father is thought to be … as well as the protector, so we need ‘not be afraid or discouraged’.

In light of Father’s Day, I’d like honor and thank God, our Father, for the strength and courage He has instilled in me; as well as protecting me when I’m fearful or discouraged.

When I look at the above photo, I feel it is exactly how our Father wants us to walk with Him … under His fearless protection, paving the way for our growth and safety.

This Father’s Day, I thank our Heavenly Father for all His blessings. I thank those dads that have passed before us, for all they did or tried to do; and I pray that all earthly fathers allow the Holy Spirit to guide them so they may be a reflection of God.

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