Saturday, June 14, 2008

Patriarchy:: Father's Day 2008

"Praise ye the LORD. Blessed is the man that feareth
the LORD, That delighteth greatly in his
commandments. His seed shall be mighty upon the earth:
the generation of the upright shall be blessed. Wealth
and riches shall be in his house: and his righteousness
endureth for ever. Unto the upright there ariesth light
in the darkness: He is gracious, and full of
compassion, and righteous. A good man sheweth
favour, and lendeth: he will guide his affairs with
discretion. Surely he shall not be moved for ever: the
righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance. He
shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed,
trusting in the LORD. His heart is established, he
shall not be afraid, until he see his desire upon his
enemies. He had dispersed, he hath given to the poor;
His righteousness endureth for ever; his horn shall be
exalted with honour. The wicked shall see it, and be
grieved; he shall gnash with his teeth, and melt away:
The desire of the wicked shall perish."
Psalm 112
Only A Dad~
Only a dad with a tired face,
Coming home from the daily race,
Bringing little of gold or fame
To show how well he has played the game;
But glad in his heart that his own rejoice
To see him come and to hear his voice.

Only a dad with a brood of four,
One of ten million men or more
Plodding along in the daily strife,
Bearing the whips and the scorns of life,
With never a whimper or pain or hate,
For the sake of those who at home await.

Only a dad, neither rice nor proud,
Merely one of the surging crowd,
Toiling, striving from day to day,
Facing whatever may come his way,
Silent whenever the harsh condemn,
And bearing it all for the love of them.

Only a dad but he gives his all,
To smooth the way for his children small,
Doing with courage stern and grim
The deeds that his father did for him.
This is the line that for him I pen:
Only a dad, but the best of men.
Edgar Guest

We love you Dad, and may the Lord bless you and give you many more Father's Days!!!
Joel, Abby, Caleb, Phoebe, Johanna & Jaden

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