Summary: The still small voice of the Lord succeeds where others fail and are of no avail.
“There is nothing that moves a loving father's soul quite like his child's cry.” ~ Joni Eareckson Tada
“When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry.” ~ William Shakespeare
“He didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.” ~ Clarence Budington Kelland
“Children are a gift from the LORD; they are a reward from him…” ~ Psalm 127:3-5
Colossians 3:16-21 “16- Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. 17- And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him. 18- Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord. 19 Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them. 20- Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord. 21- Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged.”
Ephesians 6:1-4 “1- Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. 2- Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;) 3- That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth. 4- And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.”
I would like to read Two poems, on this Father’s Day; This first one is for fathers who have pasted.
I thought of you with love today, but that is nothing new
I thought of you yesterday and days before that too.
I think of you in silence, I often speak your name
All I have are memories and your picture in a frame.
Your memory is my keepsake with which I’ll never part
God has you in His keeping, I have you in my heart.
And here is the second:
Walk alongside me, Daddy and hold my little hand
I have so many things to learn that I don’t yet understand
Teach me things to keep me safe from dangers every day.
Show me how to do my best at home, at school, at play
Every child needs a gentle hand to guide them as they grow.
So walk alongside me Daddy. We have a long way to go.
After the victory of the God through Elijah we find him hiding in a cave in I Kings 19:11-12 “11- And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the LORD. And, behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the LORD; but the LORD was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the LORD was not in the earthquake: 12- And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.”
It was not in the violent roar of noise that a loving and caring God spoke to Elijah, it was in a still small voice, soft and tender, quiet and caring.
“And out of the midst of the still air there came what the Hebrew calls, “a voice of gentle silence,” as if silence had become audible!” -Spurgeon
The still small voice succeeds where others fail and are of no avail.
Proverbs 15:1 says: “A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.”
[A Professor was teaching about Proverbs 15: 1 asked his students, 'why do we shout in anger? Why do people shout at each other when they are upset?' The students thought for a while. One said, "Because we lose our calm." "But why shout when the other person is just next to you?" Asked the professor. "Isn't it possible to speak to him or her with a soft voice? Why do you shout at a person when you are angry?" The students gave some answers but none satisfied the Professor. Finally he explained, 'when two people are angry at each other, there is a distance in their hearts psychologically. To cover the distance, they must shout to be able to hear each other. The angrier they are, the stronger they will shout to hear each other through that great distance. Then the Professor asked, "What happens when two people fall in love? They don't shout at each other but talk softly. Why? Because their hearts are psychologically close. The distance between them is very close." The Professor continued, "When they love each other even more, what happens? They don't speak, only whisper and they even get closer to each other in their love. Finally they even need not whisper, they only look at each other and that's all....."