Today is the Day

By Pastor Mark McAdow
Today is our daughter Lauren’s Wedding to Pete Craver in Stillwater! Please keep our family in prayer today, as we celebrate their love for one another, and we welcome Pete into our family! I’m blessed to have the best “seat’ in the house as The Father of The Bride and the Officiating Pastor too! It’s one of the great privileges in being a Dad and a Pastor!

Speaking of Dads; your Day is coming! This Sunday June 16 in fact! Be sure to be present so we can honor you and provide you with a special gift. I think you will like it! It’s what every father needs and wants! I had a great Dad as I trust many of you did too. I’m so very thankful for every faithful Dad at Willow View. Your life makes a real difference in the spiritual lives of your children. Your example will be long remembered by your kids.

Several years ago, a famous Tulsa radio personality and later a nationally known syndicated Radio and TV personality, Paul Harvey, wrote a piece entitled, “What are Father made of?” I share it here in honor of all fathers this Father’s Day!
A father is a thing that goes away to war sometimes and learns to swear and shoot and spit through his teeth and would run the other way except that this war is part of his only important job in life, which is making the world better for his child, than it has been for him.

Fathers have very stout hearts, so they have to be broken sometimes or no one would know what’s inside.

A father is a thing that gets very angry when the first school grades aren’t as good as he thinks they should be – He scolds his son-though he knows that it’s the teacher’s fault.

A father never feels entirely worthy of the worship in a child’s eye – he is never quite the hero his daughter thinks – never quite the man his son believes him to be and this worries him sometimes, so he works too hard to smooth the rough places in the road for these of his own who will follow him.
Now, I don’t know where fathers go when they die, but I have an idea that after a good rest where ever it is, he won’t be happy unless there’s work to do – I mean he won’t just sit on a cloud and wait for the girl he’s loved and the children she bore. He’ll be busy there too, repairing the stairs, oiling the gate, improving the streets, smoothing the way.
Looking forward to worshipping with you this Sunday as we ALL celebrate our relationship with our Heavenly Father and/or our earthly fathers too, or simply their memory if they have already reached their eternal home. “He will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers…”-Malachi 4:6a. May it be Lord Jesus!

Yours in Christ’s Love,
Pastor Mark and Dad to Matt, Hannah, and Lauren and Grandpa to Lennyx and Julian!

Special note to my bride this Sunday too. I love you Robin as we celebrate our first 40 years of marriage together! God is good and you are incredibly patient, loving, and beautiful- inside and out.

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