My father's hands provide well for our family,
In quiet strength he leads and he protects.
Gently he guides, builds up, gives affirmation,
Each child in truth and tenderness corrects.

My father's soul
is blessed with joy and gladness
He sees each one with tender eyes of love.
He finds new strength
while listening, talking, praying,
With God, His heavenly Father up above.

My father's heart is open wide for others.
He shares his faith and is a loyal friend.
Gives of himself in ways one cannot measure,
Is patient, kind, each quarrel he will mend.

My father's love, a precious, treasured blessing!
It gives assurance for the trials I face.
It conquers fear, gives strength for every testing.
I know his love, his heart of grace!

Karin Ristau

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Betsy from Tennessee said...

Happy Father's Day, Karin.. I luckily had a very great father. But--some people have not had good earthly fathers. We need to pray for them to be able to love our Heavenly Father--as much as we do.


Karin said...

Thanks Betsy!! I totally agree! It was hard to learn to understand how much my heavenly Father truly loves me. I shall never fully grasp it I think! He is too amazing! Have a great Father's Day week-end you two!!

George said...

What a great tribute to fathers, both our earthly fathers and our Heavenly Father. I have a great Dad and I'm thankful that he is still with us.