The Lord to Joshua:
“As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will not fail you or forsake you. Be strong and courageous; for you shall put this people in possession of the land...”
~Joshua 1:5b-6a (NRSV).
As with Moses, and now in context, Joshua, God is with us; and certainly with fathers as they go about their bidding — with mothers — in leading this day’s formative generation.
Mothers and fathers are the glue that solidifies, at unity, the up and comers and the old alike.
As they were cared for when children themselves, they now care, as they’ll also be cared for in their elderly years, by tomorrow’s mothers and fathers.
In context, they are today’s custodians of generational genome.
Let’s salute the father for his half-share in the role.
© 2011 S. J. Wickham.
Graphic Credit: Father Day Cards.