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The Essence of a Father

Updated on January 15, 2017

What is a Dad?

My Playmate
My Playmate
My Resting Place
My Resting Place
My Strong Arms
My Strong Arms
My Security
My Security

A child needs his Dad just as he needs his mother because to him the presence of both parents completes his life. A child finds so much delight in the company of his father. In his innocent eyes, he considers his Dad, as his hero who always comes when things don’t go easy.

He finds life easy when his Dad comes to do the tough jobs for him. With Dad by his side he feels assured that everything is fine and under control. In his Dad’s arms, he feels safe and protected.

In his Dad’s presence a child feels the strength that he lacks. His Dad to him is a strong person who comes to rescue when he falls, who fixes his broken toys he alone could not do, who protects him from anyone who wants to bring harm, security blanket that keeps him safe. Indeed, a child considers his Dad as a person he could always count on.

A Dad in the innocent eyes of a child is someone who cares about his happiness, someone who could bring him to places he loves most like the park, the beach, the farms,malls and the likes. He feels proud and confident with him. He loves it when his Dad carries him on his shoulder, when he buys him ice cream, and anything that delights.

More than being a hero, a father is to a child a special playmate. He enjoys playing with him more than any one because only his Dad would give in to all his demands. Only a father would be willing to lose to his child in any kind of game, if only to see his eyes beaming with joy and excitement all the time.

More importantly, a Dad serves as a role model to a child. We can hear many children who declare with pride that when they grow up they want to be like their Dad. For this very important reason, a father should be a good example to his children. More than all the good traits he need to exemplify, it is godliness that should come first and foremost. A godly father produces godly children and when there is godliness in ones home peace, love, joy and hope will always abound. There is nothing like a home that feels like a little heaven on earth and the father has such a very important role to play in achieving this.

Rearing a child is not just a mother’s role. A father must perform his very significant part. I challenge all Dads to live up to the expectation of your children and most of all execute well the lead role that God himself has bestowed upon you.

May God bless you all!


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      Bernie 7 years ago

      I am so touched by this article. I agree a Father's role in child-rearing is of utmost importance!

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      Greenlily 7 years ago from Philippines

      Thank you Loves to Read, your kind words made me happy!

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      Loves To Read 7 years ago

      Greenlily, what a beautiful hub concerning the role of a good father. Sadly you are one of the minority. This is the way that God would have fathers to parent and nurture their children. All too often men believe that they can't show their soft side as they may appear weak to others. I love your pictures.

      God Blessing

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Father is everything. We can't life in this world without father, right. Nice hub and good for inspiration.

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      billyaustindillon 7 years ago

      As a father and a son I really appreciated this hub and message.

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      India Arnold 7 years ago from Northern, California

      Your childs father sounds like a great guy. Thanks for the read.

      ~always choose love~

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      skye2day 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      Blessing Greenlilly Very nice hub. Praise God your child has a daddy that is involved. Many do not. Very nice pictures.

      May you all be Blessed in Gods love, peace, mercy, and grace. He loves you. Thank you for a beautiful share. I voted up and awesome. I am in your club now. Look forward to a lasting hub friendship. Do come and see me. Hugs sister.

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      Greenlily 7 years ago from Philippines

      Thank you DeBorrah for sharing the same thoughts. I do appreciate it dear!

      And Dave, Yes you have a good point. Indeed a child sees God in parents and for this reason we parents should take care of our testimonies.

      God bless both of you!

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      Dave Mathews 7 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      A child sees God in his parents. The Father is love rules and justice, The Mother,love forgiveness and nurturing.

      Brother Dave.

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 7 years ago

      Greenlily, Nice hub! A Dad's role is important in the lives of their children. As you stated: "Rearing a child is not just a mother’s role. A father must perform his very significant part." I so agree! Nor can a mother take the place of a father or vice versa! It is also a reflection of our heavenly Father's love for us which makes this relationship that much more important!

      Thank you for sharing, Peace & Blessings!

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      Greenlily 7 years ago from Philippines

      Thank you so much Healing Touch! Indeed Dads are important to Kids. I hope more Dads could read this Hub. God bless!

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      Laura Arne 7 years ago from Minnetonka, MN

      Very nice hub. Thanks. I agree dad's are important to kids.