We love you our Fathers…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Psalm 68:4-5

New International Version (NIV)
4 Sing to God, sing in praise of his name,
extol him who rides on the clouds;
rejoice before him—his name is the LORD.
5 A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows,
is God in his holy dwelling.

Psalm 103:13

New International Version (NIV)
13 As a father has compassion on his children,
so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him;

ON 19 June, 2011 We celeberate Father’s Day all over the world. We often speak about how mothers are important in our lives and often forget the sacrifice of our fathers and the roles they have played in our lives. He dedicated all his enjoyment and hard work just to get us a good life and give us a head start. Perhaps, this is because Dads tend to be less expressive than Moms and are often reserved in nature. Even if this is the case, we should not undermine the sacrifices he has made and the love and tender care he has showered upon us. Someone has rightly said – A father carries pictures where his money used to be. Today, in the materialistic world, we often become so engrossed with our families consisting of spouse and children that we overlook the simple courtesy of saying thanks and express our gratitude to our old men – our fathers, our dads, our tatays/itays, our tatangs and papas. Happy Father’s Day!

Proverbs 23:24
New International Version (NIV)
24 The father of a righteous child has great joy;
a man who fathers a wise son rejoices in him.

Father's in Dublin Church being honored by the Women in God's Service during Father's Day


Fathers in the WIN - Carrickmacross Church being honored during Father's Day

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2 Comments:

  1. Yiddish : tatti ; tay ; foter ; tateh
    Welsh : tad
    Venetian : pare ; popà ; ‘opà ; pupà ; pap
    Turkish : baba
    Spanish : papá ; viejo ; tata
    Swahili : baba ; mzazi
    Swedish : pappa
    Slovak : otec
    Slovenian : ôèe
    Sicilian : patri
    Sanskrit : tàtah ; janak
    Russian : papa
    Romanian : tata ; parinte ; taica
    Polish : tata ; ojciec
    Portuguese : pai
    Persian/Farsi : pedar, pitar ; simply baabaa
    Norwegian : pappa ; far
    Nepali : buwa
    Maori : haakoro ; kohake
    Mandarin Chinese : baba
    Malay : bapa
    Latvian : tevs
    Latin : pater ; papa ; atta
    Lithuanian : tevas ; pradininkas ; protevis
    Korean: abonim, aboji, appa
    Japanese : otosan, papa
    Italian : babbo
    Irish : athair ; daidí
    Indonesian : bapa ; ayah ; pak
    Hungarian : apa ; apu ; papa ; édesapa
    Hindi : papa ; pita-ji
    Hebrew : abba(h)
    German : banketi, papi
    French : papa
    Finnish : isä
    Filipino : tatay, itay, tay ; ama
    Estonian : isa
    English : father ; dad ; daddy ; pop ; poppa ; papa
    Dutch : vader ; papa ; pappie
    Czech : táta, otec
    Croatian : otac
    Bosnian : otac
    Brazilian Portuguese : pai
    Arabic : babba ; yebba ; abbi (classical)
    Afrikaans : vader

  2. Here’s my son Jakey’s self composed song number on my 40th Birthday that I would like to share as it epitomizes the love of a son to his father…

    (Verse 1)
    16 years I’ve been living this earth,
    16 years from the day of my birth,
    the first man, my tiny eyes laid eyes upon,
    was my father, as he held on,
    to my mothers hands, as they called me
    Jakey, the firstborn baby,
    His eyes, flowing tears of joy,
    to his first ever newborn boy,
    and now,

    (Pre Chorus) x2
    I’m grown up but it’s all the same,
    he’s still there, never left the game,
    through the struggle of the everyday,
    that’s why I sing this to celebrate

    (Chorus)
    Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday,
    Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday,
    Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday,
    Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday,

    (Verse 2)
    I was 3 when I heard the truth,
    the one and and only was gonna be 2,
    papa said ”I’ll still love you”,
    gave me a hug just to prove it too,
    so when Rox came to be I believed he was blessed
    cause papa, and mama, loved him no less,
    His eyes, flowing tears of joy,
    to his second cute newborn boy
    and now,

    (Verse 3)
    Me and Rox, we were crazy dudes
    Rox loved making mischief, I loved eating food,
    we were difficult kids, to work with
    and now mama’s adds another little kid to the mix?
    A third kid? To complete the set?,
    ”You bet!” that’s what papa said,
    His eyes, flowing tears of joy,
    when he first saw Ino boy,
    and now,

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