Happy Father's day
A wise proverb has said that a "good gate" requires two sturdy, sound posts with a deep foundation capable of holding a "good gate" that allows it to swing open and close and free from obstruction. With the observance of "Mother's Day" now past, we turn our attention to Fathers' Day. Together, the mother and father were created to provide the sturdy, sound posts upon which the "good gate" of life swings open and closes freely for the family.
The father can be found in the history of every language and society across the world. In ancient times, the father had supreme rights over his children. He was respected, reverenced, and affectionately shown by his family, friends, and community. The father has many duties to uphold within the family. He loves, commands, instructs, guides, encourages, warns, trains, chastises, restrains, and punishes for correction. The father also nourished the family; he delights when his family does well and is saddened by the pain and problems of when things are not so well.
Our Heavenly Father likewise gives us the model of how fathers should strive to emulate. He nurtures his children with chastening and admonition; He is a father to those whose earthly mother and father forsake them, then he promises to take them up. Our Heavenly Father seeks to guide His children with His eye from on high.
Our example from our Heavenly Father is a man that provides for his household, be a partner in sustaining his children, be a role model and mentor for his children, lover of his wife and family, a caring partner in the community, and a faithful servant of God.
Fathers carry tremendous responsibility, first as a man who holds himself responsible and accountable. He is accountable to his family, ensuring he guides, loves, supports, and is available for them in good times and bad. Fathers are responsible for loving his God, who created him in his image and made way for him to get back to his Heavenly Father through the saving grace of Jesus Christ by providing eternal salvation.
For a "good gate" to swing open and close freely, to allow us to live our lives, so we can come and go so that we can enjoy life to the fullest. And one of those sturdy posts of the "good gate" is the loving, tender, kind, strength, and vitality of a good father.
Our desire at Mt. Carmel is to be a church family that is rooted in the Word of God and prayer. We aim to exalt God though authentic worship, to demonstrate Christ's love for mankind in a tangible way, and to prepare disciples to carry out the redemptive ministry of Christ in our neighborhoods, in the City of Dayton, and the entire world.
"We are the Lord's People, in the Lord's House, on the Lord's Day"
To exalt the Savior, evangelize sinners, and edify the saints. Victorious Living Though Christ
1 Corinthians 15:57