Who does your dad know?
The Messenger.06.12.08 Written by members of the Obion County Ministerial Association Three young lads were debating whose father was the best. The discussion was highlighted by naming people that their fathers knew. The first boy said that his dad knew the mayor. Pretty impressive stuff! The second boy topped him by saying that his dad knew the governor. It seemed that the last fellow would be hard-pressed to top that, for surely his dad did not know the president. But with calm assurance he said this, “So what! My dad knows God!” Now that’s a testimony we all should strive to have said about us. Sunday we will once more remember our dads as we celebrate Father’s Day. We will honor them with cards and gifts and share memories of good times together. Those who can will share a meal together, and Dad might even do the grilling, but the probability is that they will let a restaurant do the cooking. And Dad will most likely pick up the tab. That’s what dads do. Many of us don’t have our dads with us any longer. Far too many children are raised without a “real father” in the home. Some of you have only harsh memories about Dad. Father’s Day doesn’t hold much value for you. But for those who have a father who knows the Heavenly Father, give thanks to the Lord for the rich, Godly heritage he has passed on to you. If you still have your dad with you, show him your love and appreciation, not only on Father’s Day, but every day. And even pick up the tab! The Rev. Mel Jacobs First Church of God 415 South Miles Ave., Union City