A Message from Pastor Gus
They are called FATHERS! But who are they?
Well, they are rightfully the male parent of a child.
Is there a difference between fathers and dads?
As stated, a father is the male parent of a child, and a dad is really the adult-male who supports that child by providing parental affection such as loving and caring, parental provisions such as food, shelter and clothing, parental directions for emotional support and stability, spiritual guidance, and good citizenry.
Fathers, it is said that there is no role in our modern society that suffers greater neglect as far as God is concerned than that of the father. Not only has God given men the incredible privilege of imitating Him as Father, He has placed upon the shoulders of fathers an incredible responsibility. We read in Ephesians 6:4:
Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger; instead,
bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the LORD.
Fathers, YOU are responsible to instruct YOUR child about divine-human moral codes, be a confident and constructive example, help them to avoid destructive people, pray with and for them, encourage them to attend public worship, bring them to church-related studies and where possible, lead them to accept Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior.
Fathers, please know this: just because you were not blessed with the presence of your biological father does NOT mean you should NOT be present and active in the life of your child! Please do NOT repeat the thumbs down you experienced as a child, because YOUR child deserves YOUR unconditional love and unlimited parental skills.
Fathers, be blessed as your observe your special day. Dads, thank you for sharing your gifts and graces with your child. Children, never forget to show you appreciation to your father/dad and always be thankful for their constructive contributions.