Sunday, June 15, 2014

my dad

My Dad.  He's the one who taught me how to play practical jokes on people, how to shoot a gun, how to swing a bat and catch a ball, how to ride a bike, that family vacations are important, how to swim in the deep end, the importance of living close to family, and to keep my stuff picked up before he could throw it away.  

He's also taught me more than anyone what it means to selflessly serve others.  That serving the Lord and telling others about Him is the most important thing you can do with your life.  He's been doing that for as long as I can remember...and even before that.  He is the best earthly example I have of someone who's followed Jesus' command in Mark 16:15, "Jesus said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation."  My dad does this on a daily basis.  His greatest desire in life is to tell others about Jesus and to see them come to a trusting faith in him.

He made it a priority to take me on my first out of the country missions trip at age 16.  And then made it a priority to take our entire family on trips to serve and tell people about Jesus.  I've never felt my Dad be more proud of me or my sisters than when we've been in other countries, sharing the Gospel, loving the unloveable, and serving selflessly.

He's one of the greatest men in my life and I am so thankful that the Lord chose him to be my dad.  Happy Father's Day, Dad!!  I love you.

1 comment:

Ember Grey. said...

:) What a sweet post!!