The Harvesters

Happy Father's Day




Psalm 103:13 

As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him (NIV)

Billy Graham noted:

ďA good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society."

Fatherís Day Ďs origin was in 1909 when a woman named Sonora Smart Dodd heard a Mother's Day sermon at her church and was inspired to propose that fathers receive equal recognition. (Her mother died when Sonora was sixteen and her father raised six children.) The day did not become an official, permanent national observance/ holiday until signed into law in 1972 by President Richard Nixon. The occasion is observed annually on the third Sunday of June.

Dads play so many important roles in the family; many have memories of a Dad who held you when you cried, listened intently to your plans and dreams and was so very proud of your accomplishments and success.  He wanted to keep you from making mistakes yet recognized your decision making ability and offered advice as requested but mostly provided encouragement.

A Dad hopefully shows his own personal relationship with God and encourages you to build your faith and live a Christian life. If you were fortunate enough to grow up in a Christian home, Dad likely devoted himself daily to reading his bible and taught you the significance of prayer in your life.  A man who exhibits the grace of humility, love, hope, courage and gives Glory to God for his many blessings is a wise man.

Father's Day is a great opportunity to express love, admiration and respect to all fathers and father figures in your life. Fathers Day is a time honored tradition to pay tribute to those deserving fathers and celebrate the day in joyful praise for their presence in your lives.

Jesus taught us to pray, "The Lord's Prayer"---- " Our Father who art in heaven---- hallowed be thy name". May we rejoice and offer prayer of gratitude in the knowledge that our Heavenly Father sent His only son to provide us the promise of eternal life if we accept Christ as our personal Savior.

We wish you a wonderful Fatherís Day and pray you are surrounded by peace, joy and love.


Danny, Brendan, Mark, Tommy