Monday, June 19, 2017

Happy Father’s Day to Our Father in Heaven and Fathers on Earth!

While in the Holy Lands, we recited "The Lord's Prayer" many times -- the prayer that Jesus taught His disciples to pray. It was heaven on earth as we prayed "Our Father, Who art in heaven...." from the holiest of places on earth.

Being back home in our beautiful USA, brings me such precious memories, and so much gratitude -- for my own sweet dad and my precious husband who are celebrating this Father’s Day with "Our Father Who Art in Heaven"! They get the award for greatest of all places to celebrate this Father's Day! And two incredible dads that I honor and celebrate today are my two sons -- Ryan Wuerch and Larry Wallace who lead their families by God's example to them.

Dads, in my opinion, you are the most powerful force in the lives of your children. Thank you for not being passive. Thank you for understanding and taking responsibility for your power. Thank you for being living examples of our Heavenly Father's love.

One of my all-time favorite songs for today’s celebration is by Phillips, Craig, and Dean, “I Want to Be Just Like You” – a prayer from a dad who wants to do his best to be like Father God, exuding our great God's patience, kindness, and love because his little boy wants to be like his dad.". These words touch my heart so much. Following these lyrics is the link for this beautiful song. I pray you are so impressed by God's love, that you, too, want to be just like Him.

"He climbs in my lap for a goodnight hug; He calls me Dad and I call him Bub, With his faded old pillow, a bear named Pooh, He snuggles up close and says, "I want to be like you."
I tuck him in bed and I kiss him goodnight; trippin' over the toys as I turn out the light; I whisper a prayer that someday he'll see. He's got a Father in God 'cause he's seen Jesus in me.

Lord, I want to be just like You; 'Cause he wants to be just like me,
I want to be a holy example, for his innocent eyes to see.
Help me be a living Bible, Lord, that my little boy can read.
I want to be just like You; 'Cause he wants to be like me.