The Essence of a Father
What is a Dad?
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!