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June 13, 2014

Happy Father's Day from Angel the Church Mouse

Hi, all you kind folks in Readership Land.

Mercy! Here it is June. A month of graduations, weddings, Flag Day (the 13th), and Father’s Day (the 15th).

“He shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers.” Malachi 4: 6

With that being said, there was an earthly father we know who was present for the up bringing of a baby boy, along with His mother, until He was twelve years old ( Luke 2: 42-43). He helped raise Him in the Jewish traditions and taught Him the skills of a carpenter. His name was Joseph. In todays society Joseph would be known as a step father. Joseph’s heart encountered many things, yet he obeyed what he was told to do via dreams and angels, as recorded in Matthew and Luke, to keep Mary and Jesus safe. “Mercy! “ Not once did Joseph disobey “ God’s Word” who he was entrusted to of His ( God’s) begotten son. “ Happy Father’s Day” to the greatest fathers .

There are many fathers who are absent in this day and age. Some are serving their country - their hearts are aching for their children as are the children aching for their fathers. There are other fathers absent due to death, divorce or by choice. Prayers are needed for all.

Being an electronic age there are ways to express oneself via e-mails, texting, and videos. Yet, in my “ scrampin’ about” I’ve come across worn, dog eared handmade cards with drawings of hearts and “I LUV YOU DADDY” with big X’s and O’s ! Now, that brings tears to “me little eyes.”

Hopefully kind folks you will remember “dear ole dad” or someone of a father figure to you in some kind way. Perhaps a phone call saying “Thanks Dad for all our times together.” Maybe take dad out to lunch or better yet, spend time with him. Perhaps “dad/pop” is in a nursing home - drop by and give him a hug even if he no longer remembers you. Remember the verse of Malachi 4:6? It’s now time to reread the latter part - “and the hearts of the children to their fathers.” Happy Fathers Day.

Until the next time, Blessings, Angel the Church Mouse

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