Having been a father of two teenagers gave me so much things to learn. It has given me an opportunity to apply being a father spiritually to those that considers me as a spiritual father. Although I am very much aware of my own shortcomings, yet it did not hinder me from attaining to the level that my role allows me to do. This is where challenges come that I need to personally overcome.
I have been a father for at least 16 years and it was indeed an eye-opening journey. I have seen my children’s growth and development since birth and will continue to become an eyewitness of many things yet to come in their life. Thus, it is a journey worth waiting to see. I thank God for His guidance in these past years and many more to come.
Being the oldest in our family of five, I am grateful that I have a father that provided us with the best that he can, toiling in other countries to ensure that our needs growing up will be met. My Dad and I did not have many times together but the times that I remembered were indeed memorable. Going to Balagtas, Bulacan as a child growing up whenever possible was a vivid memory that was distinctly instilled in me. I learned many things from him as I was growing up that I did not appreciate then. But thankfully, he did the best that he can to provide me what I needed to learn so that I can fend for myself when the time comes. The lessons learned came when I became a father myself.
To the many fathers out there and to those that are aspiring and will become fathers, take note this simple principle: God is the best Father that everybody could ever have. We can learn a lot from our earthly fathers but we can learn greater things from our Heavenly Father. Search the Scriptures as a father’s manual and you”ll never go wrong.
Enjoy the special day for all fathers! God bless us all!