Today is Father's Day, and I'm missing my dad. He's approximately 8,500 miles away in another country, serving the Lord and preaching the Gospel. I am so, so thankful for the way my father continually lives his life for God, serving, loving, and teaching with everything that he has. For his integrity, his boldness, his kindness, and the way that he has instilled those virtues into my very essence. While I wasn't able to spend today with him, I was reminded in a thousand different ways today just how much he has given me.
My father has given me a love for God's Word that is so precious to me. And so, I will read the Bible today.
My father has given me a love for other people, honoring them as image-bearers of God, and so I loved on some people today.
My father has given me an example of a work ethic that strives with everything it has to accomplish a task with excellence. And so, I will work today with joy in my heart.
My father has given me a love of conversation and spending time with those that matter most, and so I spent time with some of those people today.
My father...has given me so much more than these. And I will try as hard as I can to give back by trying to continue to uphold the legacy he has passed on to me. That is one of integrity, love, hope, boldness, and diligence.
Happy Father's Day, Dad, and thanks for everything you've given me and continue to give to so many other people.
I love you.