From Heroes to Fathers:
I LOVE HEROES, ESPECIALLY SUPERHEROES. Spider-man and Captain America are some of my favorites. They are bigger than life and inspire me from the big screen.
I walk away from those movies away feeling inspired and DESIRING TO DO BIG THINGS!! I love super heroes and love to see them in real life, but in honesty what we really need are fathers. We need someone to know our hearts, to care, and to call us towards greatness.
What is the difference between a hero and a father?
A HERO sweeps in, looking grand and glorious, and rescues the world from certain disaster. He then flies away in a cloud of splendor and is not seen again until another glorious disaster occurs. You, a bystander, will forever remain a face in the crowd, STARING AT AWE OF THEIR GRANDEUR.
A FATHER knows you by name. A FATHER knows the condition of your heart. A FATHER knows you individually and when he sees you, he stops to help remove the thorns from your side or offer an encouraging words and a smile.
A FATHER has time for you because THE CONDITION OF THE ONE IS THE CONDITION OF THE FLOCK.
LOVE is their anthem.
"I will also raise up shepherds over them and they will tend them; and they will not be afraid any longer, nor be terrified, nor will any be missing," declares the LORD. - Jeremiah 23:4
What is the difference between a CEO and a FATHER?
A CEO checks to see that the bottom line is increasing. A CEO checks to see if everyone on the team is making it work for the team and especially for the corporation. Those who don’t perform are released. THE WEAK ARE LEFT BEHIND.
A FATHER checks to see if YOU are increasing. He sacrifices to help you meet your greatest potential, because the health of the weakest is the health of the family. Those, who can’t perform, well are meet by the father, on his knees, helping to remove what is hindering or infecting.
You will see a father helping to remove mud, tears, poop and thorns. THERE IS NOTHING THAT A FATHER WILL NOT TOUCH BECAUSE HE WANTS TO SEE YOU SUCCEED.
Yes, the world needs heroes. We all admire them. They inspire us to greater things, BUT WHAT THE WORLD REALLY NEEDS IS FATHERS AND MOTHERS, who give of themselves without counting the cost for the love of their sons and daughters. Fathers and mothers, WHO ARE NOT AFRAID TO GET POOP ON THEIR CAPE, but who give what is needed because of love for the one and because of their love for THE ONE.
"He will restore the hearts of the fathers to their children and the hearts of the children to their fathers" - Malachi 4:6
Yes, look for and find heroes! They inspire us all!. But more importantly, FIND A FATHER, WHO KNOWS YOU. Find a mother or a father, WHO KNOWS YOU AND WANTS TO SEE YOU SUCCEED.
"God places the lonely in families" - Psalm 68:6