Many years ago my family had a farm in Western Pennsylvania. We had many animals like cattle, sheep, and pigs. When my Grandmother lived on the farm, we also had chickens. I enjoyed picking eggs every day.
One day my Dad bought some horses and ponies! Wow! A new adventure! Also, a cousin give us her female horse. She asked Dad if we want her. Sure! We find out later that “Nellie” is pregnant. Surprise! We pick up Nellie in April and her foal (baby) was born in May. We wait and watch Nellie give birth! A little filly (girl). We named her “Debbie.” I enjoyed watching her grow up from filly to mare.
Ephesians 6:2 “Honor thy Father and Mother, which is the first Commandment with promise.” (KJV)
When I moved to Mechanicsburg, my Dad liked that I was close to Harrisburg. He could go to the Farm Show sometimes. My parents would come out for a visit. My Dad would go to the Farm Show while my Mom would stay at my home. I would take some time off to visit with my Mom. This was when I was single, but also after my husband and I were married. It worked out well that we could visit.
Today, June 18, is Father’s Day, a day to remember and celebrate our fathers. Some of our fathers are living. Wonderful! What a blessing. For some of us, our fathers have passed on, but our fathers live on in our hearts. They will always be a part of us and in our memories.
My Dad was always helpful with car maintenance. He helped me to have my car running all right and in good order. However he wanted ME to know how to do some things on cars, like change a flat tire, changing oil, and once, he even had me rotate the tires on my car! Yes! all four tires!! Even if I did take my car to a garage, he thought that I should know how to do some things, just in case.
I remember one year for a Christmas present, he gave me a set of jumper cables. (Go on—You can smile or laugh!) He thought it was a practical present as at the time the car that I had, wouldn’t start some times so the jumper cables would help. When I was at work, sometimes, some of my coworkers had trouble starting their cars. So they would ask if anyone had jumper cables. I do! So I was thankful for my daddy for those jumper cables. They not only helped me but other people as well.
1 Peter 5:7 “casting all your care on him, because he cares about you.” (LEB) God knows our needs even before we ask.