Sunday, 19 June 2011

happy father's day!

Question: what do your love about your dad?

He's such an excellent provider. Not just in the monetary sense but also in terms of family administration.

He used to do the groceries (when we still cooked at home, we don't now since it's just not viable). He does the washing and sunning of clothes. He washes the porch. He pays the bills. He waters the plants. He takes the garbage out. He locks up at night. He feeds the fish. And when we still had Lucy (our dog), he used to feed her and take her for walks. He brings in the papers in the morning. He checks the car battery water at least once a fortnight and does the car maintenance. He gets people to repair equipment in the house that don't work. He sets up mousetraps in the house. He makes sure I don't stay up too late. He sends me to the LRT station almost every weekday morning. He brings along a bottle of water in the car makes sure I drink sufficient water.

He's not perfect (though I'm fairly sure he's among the best dads in the world =D), but he surely helps me understand the concept of 'providence'and subsequently what Jehovah Jireh means. I'm glad he's been such a wonderful portrayal of God as the provider to me. I know some aren't as fortunate as I am and some will always have struggle with the doubts wondering if God is able to provide. I'm really blessed not having to face that struggle because I have an earthly father who helps me understand.

"Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!- Matthew 7:9-11


  1. Pete! Aw this made me tear up a bit :) Not many men helm leadership at home and not just at work, kudos to your Pops!

  2. haha.. you're like a damp sponge of emotion that drips whenever moved. =)

    but you're right. kudos to the dad.. now i really should show him this blogpost.. haha..