WHAT ARE THE QUALITIES THAT GOES INTO THE MAKING OF A GOOD FATHER?

Pastor Davis with Grand Daughter-Shania

BY MINISTER SHIRLEY RHODES

You are my FATHER/MOTHER: God breathed (SPITIT)

WE ARE:  Your gift from God, you were chosen

YOUR MISSION: To care for us; protect us

To teach us; lead and guide us

Provide a safe and secure environment for us to grow

To love and nurture us; lead by example

To provide the necessities of life for us, so that we can grow without worry or want

To ensure that we receive wisdom and knowledge that will shape us as we grow into our own

  • You may or may not have been there when I took my first breath
  • You may or may not have been there when I took my first step
  • You may or may not have been there on my first day of school
  • You may or may not have been there when I hit my first ball
  • You may or may not have been there when I lost my first tooth
  • You may or may not have been there when I shed my first tear
  • You may or may not have been there when I went on my first date
  • You may or may not have been there when I went to my high school prom
  • You may or may have not been there when I graduated high school/college
  • So many parts of my growth and development process you may or may not have been a part of, but you know what; it doesn’t matter because you are still my Father/Mother.

FATHER:

How tall and proud you stand with strong sturdy hands

Firms glance with eyes that see the truth in you

A heart that loves you no matter what it sees on your face or hears on your lips

How long his arms that embrace you across the miles and time, always finding the way to where-ever you are

How large his heart is, so full of the lives of others held dear with barely enough room for him in there

Always giving, always aware, always there; those are some of “THE QUALITIES THAT GOES INTO THE MAKING OF A GOOD FATHER?”