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Thursday, June 3, 2010

A Dad

What Makes A DadGod took the strength of a mountain, The majesty of a tree,
The warmth of a summer sun, The calm of a quiet sea,
The generous soul of nature, The comforting arm of night,
The wisdom of the ages, The power of the eagle's flight,
The joy of a morning in spring, The faith of a mustard seed,
The patience of eternity, The depth of a family need,
Then God combined these qualities, When there was nothing more to add,
He knew His masterpiece was complete, And so, He called it ... Dad
Author unknown The Little Chap Who Follows Me A careful man I ought to be,
A little fellow follows me,I do not dare to go astray
For fear he'll go the selfsame way. I cannot once escape his eyes,
Whate'er he sees me do, he tries;Like me, he says, he's going to be,
The little chap who follows me. He thinks that I am good and fine,
Believes in every word of mineThe base in me he must not see,
The little chap who follows me. I must remember as I go,
Through summer's fun and winter's snow,In building for the years to be
The little chap who follows me! Please Daddy, Let's Go
A little girl with shining eyes,Her upturned face aglow,
Said, "Daddy, it's almost timeFor Sunday School, you know;
Let's go and hear of Jesus' loveOf how He died for all,
To take them to His home aboveWho on His name will call."
"Oh no," said Daddy, "Not to-day;I've worked hard all the week;
And I must have one day of rest,And fishing's find they say;
So run along, don't bother me,We'll go ANOTHER day."
Months and years have passed away,But Daddy hears that plea no more--
"Let's go to Sunday School..."Those childish days are o'er.
And now that Daddy's growing old,And life is almost through,
He finds some time to go to church,BUT, what does daughter do?
She says, "Oh, daddy, not to-day.Was out almost all night;
I've got to get a little sleep:Besides, I look a fright."
Then daddy lifts a trembling handTo brush away the tears;
Again he hears that pleading voice,Distinctly through the years,
He sees a small girl's upturned face,Upturned with eyes aglow,
Saying, "It's time for Sunday School.Please, daddy, won't you go?"
~~Author Unknown

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