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June 20, 2004
ďA Father Who Walked with GodĒ
INTRODUCTION: Today is Fatherís Day and we can look at it from different perspectives. A child writes, ďFatherís Day is just like Motherís Day except you donít spend as much money on the present.Ē
A fifth grader in answer to the question ďWhat does it mean to be a Father?Ē said,
ďTo get a good job and make a lot of money. Going to work in the morning and coming home with a headache.Ē
Fatherhood has changed a lot over the years. One Father was asked who was in charge at his house. He answered, ďWell, my wife bosses the children. My children boss the dog and cat, and I can say anything I want to the geraniums.Ē
Another father was trying to be helpful when his wife had the flu. Each morning he pinned a note to her pillow before he left for work. On Monday the note read:
Sleep late. Everything is under control. Lunches packed. Kids off to school. Menu for dinner planned. Your lunch is on a tray in the refrigerator--fruit cup and finger sandwiches. Thermos of hot tea by bedside. See you around 6:00.
Tuesday a.m. the note read:
Honey: Sorry about the egg rack in the refrigerator. Hope you got back to sleep. Did the kids tell you about the coke I put in the thermoses? The school might call you on this. Dinner may be a little late. Iím doing your door-to-door canvas for liver research. Your lunch is in the refrigerator. Hope you like leftover chili.
Why in the name of all that is sane would you put soap powder in the flour canister? If you have time could you please come up with a likely spot for Chrisís missing shoes? Weíve checked the clothes hamper, garage, back seat of the car and the wood box. Did you know the school has a ruling on bedroom slippers? Thereís some cold pizza for you on a napkin in the oven drawer. Will be late tonight. Driving eight Girl Scouts to tour meat packing plant.
Thursday: Doris, Donít panic over water in hallway. It crested last night at 9:00 p.m. Will finish laundry tonight. Please pencil in answers to the following:
1. How do you turn on the garbage disposal?
2. Why would that rotten kid leave his shoes in his boots?
3. How do you remove a Confederate flag inked on the palm of a small boyís hand?
4. What do you do with leftovers when they begin to snap at you when you open the door?
I donít know what youíre having for lunch. Surprise me!
Donít drink from the pitcher by the sink. Am trying to restore pink dress shirt to original white. Take heart. Tonight the ironing will be folded, the house cleaned and dinner on time.
I called your Mother!
TRANSITION: These are a few tidbits in the life of a father today, however, we donít have any insight on what daily things took place in the life of our Bible character, Enoch. We donít know about the daily grind he experienced in his work. We donít know what frustrations that he encountered as he was raising his family; but even in the glimpse that is given in scripture, we know some very important things about him that still apply to us today.
Enoch was known as one of the Patriarchs before the flood. He was the son of Jared and the father of Methuselah. You probably have heard the saying,
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