Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Tribute to My Dad (Written by my daughter when she was 14)

I love my dad! I think he’s wonderful. Let me explain.

My dad loves the Lord and strives to do His will. He tells others about the Gospel. He has shared his faith with his coworkers and others. He also loves me, my mom, and my brothers unconditionally. He shows it in his words and actions. John 15:13 says, "Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends." Dad would die for us.

My dad truly cares for us and about us. Not only does he care for us physically but spiritually as well. He does his best to answer our questions about the Bible and God, etc. He is also not afraid to admit when he doesn’t know something. He’s humble. He teaches us to always trust in God.

I enjoy spending time with my dad. He plays sports with us and teaches us how to play better. He’s our personal coach. :) He has also taught me piano. My dad has a great ear for music. One of my favorite things to do is watching movies alone with my dad.

My dad has a great sense of humor! My whole family loves to joke around. Sometimes it can be so funny just talking together about something.

My dad protects us. He always wants to keep us safe. Again, not only physically but also spiritually. He wants to make sure we don’t believe false philosophies or false teachings. He stresses the importance of going to God’s Word to find the truth. He has memorized quite a bit of Scripture and encourages me to do the same.

My dad is diligent in his work. Not only does he work hard outside of the home, he also works hard at home. He does yard work and takes care of the house’s maintenance. Last year, he put shelves on two of the playroom/schoolroom walls. Now we have built-in bookshelves from the floor to the ceiling. He’s good at fixing things and improvising. For example, how many dads can kill bugs with a rubber band? By the way, it’s funny to watch!

My dad is there to help and teach me. From helping me with math to helping me deal with my fears, my dad is there to answer my questions. He also knows a lot more about the computer than I do and has helped me many times with problems that I’ve run into.

My dad is a good steward of the resources God has given him. He has taught me the importance of not living for the pleasures of this life but of making an impact for eternity. (What I mean by that is reaching the unreached with the Gospel and saving people’s souls.) He gives generously to missions and to the poor.

My dad is completely honest and trustworthy. He never lies so we know we can always trust him with everything. He has always taught us to be truthful.

Thanks, Dad, for all you do and for loving me no matter what!

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