For The Standard’s Father’s Day Contest we asked our readers to send us a letter telling us why your Father is the BEST. The following letter came out as the obvious winner.
Dennis Tomcheski is the winner of a $50 gift certificate for the Port Perry Smokehouse. Thank you Dennis for sharing your letter with us.
Why my Father is the BEST!
by Dennis Tomcheski
I am very excited to boast of my father, the BEST FATHER. I am sure there are many men considered to be 'best fathers', because everyone who has a father should see them as the BEST FATHER.
We all have earthly fathers but my father is different. He is my heavenly father, who blessed me with a human father, or else I would not be whom I am to day or event exist. My earthly father was totally absent in my life.
My father is the father of the fatherless.
When I go wayward, He comes along and lifts me up and places me on the path set before me, and gives me the strength to carry on. He places me upon His shoulders and carries me along. He taught me to place others before myself. He demonstrated this by His selfless life, by his actions. When I cry out to my father He responds with love and understanding, and comforts me when I ache.
One day I became a prodigal son and left home, attracted to the ways of this world, an influence of the hippie generation.
In my upbringing I was not influenced by drugs and alcohol, and this discipline kept me from them. I found my high from the song of the robin, the fragrance of cut hay and lilac bushes. My father set in place the moon and stars, and provides my daily bread, in each new day.
Yet unlike the hippie mindset, my thought life was discipline, respect for authority, and there is more to life then me, myself and I. The work my father speaks to me, even today, he lived. As I age (68) I have been given greater wisdom and love for others; my neighbours and even those who would mistreat me. He supplies sustaining power, provision, and guidance and has taken away my fears. My father knows best. He is the best. As I trust Him more each day our relationship grows stronger each day.
Thank you! Abba father (daddy)
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