Happy Birthday Dad!

May 22nd, 2009 by chrislovescatherine

Dad's Birthday Collage

Dear Dad,

Happy 60th Birthday! For this special day, we wanted to let you and the world know that we are so blessed to have such a mighty man of God for our father.

Dad, your heart for Jesus is precious to us. Through your example, you have shown us what a loving and gracious Father our God is. You often talk of how Jesus said that if we have seen Him, we have seen the Father. Well, Jesus radiates through your life, and so through you and through Him, we have seen the Father.

The greatest men on earth never truly know how great they are. They are clothed with humility, and never view themselves as much of anything. In their lives, they have “decreased” so that Christ may increase. Dad, this is you to us. You are one of those great men. You are a true disciple of Christ in every way.

Dad, you are not just our “father figure”. You have become our brother in Christ. You’ve striven to rest in Jesus and abide in Him and as you have, you’ve become our dear friend, our brother in Christ, and our ever loving daddy.

There are not many men who love their wives as you do yours. There are not many daughters who are friends with their dads as yours are to you, so much so that we covet your wisdom, counsel and prayers. There are not many father-in-laws who so embrace their new sons in love. And there are not many Pawpaw’s who love their grandchildren so sweetly.

We are so grateful to the Lord that we will be able to enjoy you for all eternity. We’re so grateful for a dad who is a true son of God.

We have no doubt that if you knew how the Lord has used you to bless us and so many others; you would weep tears of joy forever.

We love you very, very much!
Chris, Catherine, Savannah, and Caleb

P.S. Dad, here is a passage of Scripture for your birthday. It is for you. 

Psalm 112

Praise the LORD.
Blessed is the man who fears the LORD,
who finds great delight in his commands.

His children will be mighty in the land;
the generation of the upright will be blessed.

Wealth and riches are in his house,
and his righteousness endures forever.

Even in darkness light dawns for the upright,
for the gracious and compassionate and righteous man.

Good will come to him who is generous and lends freely,
who conducts his affairs with justice.

Surely he will never be shaken;
a righteous man will be remembered forever.

He will have no fear of bad news;
his heart is steadfast, trusting in the LORD.

His heart is secure, he will have no fear;
in the end he will look in triumph on his foes.

He has scattered abroad his gifts to the poor,
his righteousness endures forever;
his horn will be lifted high in honor.

The wicked man will see and be vexed,
he will gnash his teeth and waste away;
the longings of the wicked will come to nothing.

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One Response

  1. Sandra Perkins

    He’s a great guy!

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