A Thought for Fathers Everywhere

A Thought for Fathers Everywhere

A friend recently asked for advice about fatherhood. Over the years, I’ve done some things right and some things wrong. I had much to share, but I wanted to reveal the best, the most important thing. Here it is:

There will always be time to work late, volunteer more, take it easy, or do the things we want to do for ourselves, but time spent with our children is precious and limited; we must savor it—for all too soon it will be too late.

Eventually we will run out of time. They will grow busier and have less time for us. Or we will run out of time altogether.

Regardless of their age, we need to invest in our children now. I think it’s the best investment we can make.

Happy Father’s Day!

Peter DeHaan writes about biblical spirituality, often with a postmodern slant. He seeks a fresh approach to faith and following God through the lens of scripture, without the baggage of made-up traditions and meaningless practices. Read more in his books, blog, and weekly email updates.

3 Comments

  • Jerry Posted June 16, 2013 9:01 am

    short and poignant…note taken. Thank you Peter.

    • Peter DeHaan Posted June 17, 2013 7:14 am

      Jerry, I hope your “note taken” is one of encouragement and affirmation.

      • Jerry Posted June 17, 2013 8:10 am

        Absolutely!

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