Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Happy Father’s Day

Exodus 20:12  King James Version (KJV)

Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.

Along with those in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, those of us living in North America are celebrating Father’s Day this Sunday. In fact, over 70 countries are celebrating it this weekend.

But this is an international blog, and that means not everyone is. For instance, Australia and New Zealand celebrate it on the first Sunday of September. And there are other countries that celebrate it in March, May, August, November, etc.

But one thing that remains the same is the importance of Fathers. Our Heavenly Father included. So today I’m posting a prayer written by Scott McKnight, because it's always a good day to offer a prayer for fathers everywhere.

God our Father,
in Your wisdom and love You made all things.
Bless these men,
that they may be strengthened as Christian fathers.
Let the example of their faith and love shine forth.
Grant that we, their sons and daughters,
may honor them always
with a spirit of profound respect.
Grant this through Christ our Lord.

Happy Father’s Day to all the great dads who put their children first!

Eva Maria Hamilton is the author of Highland Hearts, a Love Inspired Historical novel published by Harlequin.

Scotland 1748
The Battle of Culloden is over, but one Highlander’s fight has just begun…
Logan McAllister survived years of indentured servitude in the Americas to reach this moment. Now he’s returned to Scotland, ready to redeem the secret promise from Sheena Montgomery’s father – that his years as an indentured servant would earn him Sheena’s hand in marriage. But when he arrives home, he learns that Sheena’s father has died, his contract has been lost… and Sheena is engaged to another man.

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  1. I lost my Dad in 2001 so Father's Day brings a tear to my eye. How I wish I could buy him an ugly tie to celebrate the day. Still, I have the best memories of a man who always put his children first. Thanks for the reminder.

  2. Sorry for your loss, Alice.
    I'm glad you have all those lovely memories of him. It's definitely something to thank God for :)