Children are not casual guests in our home. They have been loaned to us temporarily for the purpose of loving them and instilling a foundation of values on which their future lives will be built.
If homes are going to survive, it will be because husbands and fathers again place their families at the highest level on their system of priorities.
A child identifies his parents with God, whether or not the adults want that role. Most children 'see' God the way they perceive their earthly fathers.
Can't you see the Creator of the universe, who understands every secret, every mystery, sitting patiently and listening to a four-year-old talk to Him? That's a beautiful image of a father.
My dad and I hunted and fished together. How could I get angry at this man who took the time to be with me?
When these parenting years have passed, something precious will have flickered and gone out of my life. Thus, I am resolved to enjoy every day that remains in this fathering era.
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